Vote for your favorite Snowman!

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

Contractor Jake

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!’

Snowman Flynt

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!

Professor Snow

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!

Snowman Link

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

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!

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.

24 Replies to “Vote for your favorite Snowman!”

  1. I concurr with Mrs. Grogg —- I like Santiago —- partly because he looks like me (and chicks dig the two of us profusely!), but mostly because he likes to fish and partake in many fine bourbons while doing so (Smooth Ambler of Lewisburg WV is one of our favorites). He is my new found friend and we plan on fishing whats known as the oldest river that originates in West (By God) Virginia —- The hidtoric Elk River —- it is a well known as a blue ribbon fishery of twisting turning lovliness that gets its start deep in the heart of Pocahontas County and travels many miles hell bent on spilling in to the Kanawha River in downtown Charleston. At its headwaters and on in to Randolph, Webster, and Braxton Counties the main inhabitant of this river is several species of trout (native brookies are my personal favorite).Prized as a top five premier trout fishery of the east coast. As you travel down in to Clay County the river is well known for trophy musky and walleye which are undeniably one of the taste treasures of our wonderful state. Then its on down to Kanawha County and some mighty fine small mouth bass fishing in the many shoals before its arrival in the capital city and confluence with the mighty Kanawha River. Meet me an ole’ Santiago this time of year up above the town of Bergoo to start your day and try to catch us rid’in dirty while casting for trophies! #takeakidfishing #pakoutwhatUtakein #dontlitter #whenUcan-catch&release

    1. Cheryl & April, the professor is a very serious man, but I know he’ll be glad to hear he has some fans! Thank you for voting!

  2. I have two rain barrels at my farm in Fraziers Bottom. Not only do they catch rain water but they water my horse also. I will have to vote for Snowman Flint.

    1. We love all your replies so far! You have all been entered to win, and drawing will be weekly for a RIVER PROUD fishing hat or ball cap! The first drawing will be today & we will contact the winner via e-mail or phone. Good Luck and thanks for voting!!!

  3. We love all your replies so far! You have all been entered to win, and drawing will be weekly for a RIVER PROUD fishing hat or ball cap! The first drawing will be today & we will contact the winner via e-mail or phone. Good Luck and thanks for voting!!!

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