Upward Bound Students Educate on Lawn Chemicals 

Reduce your use of lawn chemicals.That was the message being stenciled on pavement in Veazie today.Students from Upward Bound were out trying to educate residents about stormwater flow.District Office Coordinator for Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation, Chris Brewer says stormwater gathers on land as a result of storms.It can include runoff from roads and roofs.Brewer says the students are stenciling with environmentally-friendly spray paint.They hope folks will hear their message and make changes in their lawn care.” So that people will start to think about what they do on their property because everything they do on their property does eventually affect water quality.”The students also passed out door hangers that include more eco-friendly information and advice.