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Is your service group looking for an action opportunity in the Granite Falls area?  If so, CURE has just the project for you!
As part of its annual River History Weekend, Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) offered a storm drain stenciling activity and while progress was made, there are still many storm drains left to stencil.  If you have a group of 15 to 20 participants that are willing to break out into four teams to continue the education and awareness of where stormwater drains into in Granite Falls, then CURE can help you.
Most people may be unaware that most of the stormwater drains in Granite Falls empty directly into the Minnesota River. As a result, it is very important to keep all garbage, debris and yard waste out of the city’s storm drains to do our part in keeping the river clean.  
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Minnesota River and about how an individual may make a difference.
This activity can be done at any time of day, but it works best in little or no wind and when the pavement is dry.  Participants need to wear clothes that can get dirty and close toe shoes.   CURE will supply the stencils, paint, necessary safety equipment and activity instruction.  We can schedule the stenciling activity during the months of June through September weather permitting.  It sometimes takes up to two weeks or more to schedule an activity depending on availability of equipment and staff.
This activity is great for youth in fourth grade and up.  For groups with participants under the age of 16, you will need one adult for every two participants.  For more information and to schedule your stenciling activity, email Peg Furshong at peg@cureriver.org or call the CURE office to sign up at 1-877-269-2873. For more information, visit www.cureriver.org.