Bronxville High School students – who have collected pounds of litter off the streets in their community – have launched a storm-drain art competition in conjunction with the Village of Bronxville. The art competition aims to raise awareness about how litter in the streets connects to the Bronx River.
Students said they hope to encourage others to be more conscious of littering and to reduce pollutant discharges into the Bronx River, starting with wastewater and storm water.
“They received tremendous support for the idea,” Principal Ann Meyer said. “I am so proud of them for developing a creative way to bring attention to the fact that trash on the sidewalks and street does flow through those drains into the river.”
All local artists are invited to submit their storm-drain designs by May 22 and incorporate the competition’s slogan, “Don’t litter, drains to Bronx River.” The winner will paint their art in a prominent location in town during the village sidewalk sale on June 1.
For more information, visit the student-created website, www.sites.google.com/bronxvilleschool.org/storm-drain-art/home.