This is my last post from St. Paul. I promise (I leave about 2:00 p.m. today so it better be).
The mighty Mississippi winds through the Twin Cities. By this point it’s already a big river and the locals spend a lot of time around and on it.
It stands to reason they take a protective view of the arterial waterway. And that extends to how they treat the river’s final defense against litter and trash: storm drains. I’ve nagged people about these steel barriers before but St. Paul takes it to a whole new level.
But it got better.
Painted adjacent to the storm drains is an admonition To “Keep ’em clean. Drains to river.” I love this activism. It makes me think of the rivers I’ve lived next to that could benefit from the same environmental sensitivity: the Missouri, the Platte, the Des Moines and Catawba rivers. Nice to see a big city taking the lead. I wish others would follow suit.