The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are partnering this summer to create and display art, build community and spread the message that small actions in stormwater management can make a big difference.
The project included MAAG's facilitation of a variety of groups from the community, with more than 50 participants ranging in age from 10-85 painting rain barrels. It is part of the City of Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters project, which aims to strengthen and protect the city's watersheds by managing stormwater with innovative and community-centric design. "We celebrate artists, bringing children and elders together to paint rain barrels, build community and use art to create a sustainable future," says Linda Slodki, cofounder of MAAG.
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