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Job Corps Students Work for Cleaner Water 

Students from Penobscot Job Corps were on a cleanup mission of their own Saturday.They joined forces with the city of Brewer to take part in the Storm Drain Stencil Program.Students spent the day cleaning storm drains and spray painting them with ducks to remind folks of the connection of the drains to our rivers and streams.They also passed out flyers to homeowners and let them know about keeping the drains clear of trash and debris. “A lot of people don’t really know this, but storm drains…whatever goes into them goes directly into the water supply. There’s no treatment facility or anything. “We need to promote awareness to keep it clean because it’s just a healthy thing to do and it’s also for the wildlife…we’re just trying to help out and keep it clean.”The cleanup was part of “Global Youth Service Day.”It’s an annual worldwide event that highlights and celebrates the contributions and volunteer effort of young people to their communities.