Snowmen frolic and educate!
The Charleston Stormwater/Engineering Department wants your opinion of which snowman is the chilliest stormwater representative. They are having fun in the snow. Clean stormwater is very important to their happy existence. They want to educate people on what they think is the best way to keep their snow free of pollution!
LET’S INTRODUCE OUR SNOWMEN
Here’s Jake. He’s having a little fun on the job while he waits to install his silt fence – the ground is frozen! Jake knows jobsite runoff has to be free of dirt, so no excavating until the fence is buried at least 6” deep. Watch out for his snowball! ‘When the snowboss is away, the snowmen will play!’
Flynt’s green hat matches his green thumb. He uses rain barrels to water his plants & keep them healthy. Here’s why… 1) Plants love rain water, it doesn’t have chemicals like tap water. 2) In a 1″ rain, Flynt captures 55 gallons of H20 in 8 minutes. 3) Rain water is FREE water! Flynt is capturing stormwater & reducing runoff into sewers. He is River Proud!
The Professor takes his work very serious. He teaches Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Management at the college level. But don’t refer to him as a snowman, he prefers to be called a ‘stormwater sculpture.’ He knows that snow is stormwater and snow melt pollutes just like rain. Therefore it makes sense, he really is a stormwater sculpture!
Meet Link, he’s never without his I-Pad! He’s quite the techie, especially for a snowman. He uses Charleston Stormwater’s Web & Facebook pages to sign up for programs, get tips on green infrastructure & find workshops. Link just left a rain barrel workshop, he’s taking his rain barrel home to store until spring & leaving an online review!
Twinkle Toes is an entertainer with a large resume for a snowman. Here he is performing one of his favorite dances – ‘Singing in the Snow’! You may recognize Twinkle from movies like, ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ & his soon to be released documentary; ’Black Snow, A City’s Dirty Secret’.
Santiago is the old man of the river & a smooth caster. He fishes the Kanawha for Bass & Walleye and the Elk for his beloved Trout. Here he is fly fishing the headwaters of the Elk, hoping for the 20” Rainbow that got away! He believes our rivers are the soul of our existence.