"Please don't trash my home": Drainsmart continues fight for clean water

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – “Please don’t trash my home,” that’s the theme of Linda Dell Haycook’s mural for the Drainsmart program.

The mural is centered around a Bluegill Perch.

“I chose to paint a simple Bluegill Perch because it is in all of our bodies of water from tiny streams to the mighty Arkansas River,” said Haycook. “They are directly affected by our treatment of the environment. As we need clean air, they need clean water. They cannot speak to us, so, Drainsmart speaks for them.”

Haycook is retired, a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, President of the Lily Garden Club, and President of the Greater Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs.

She has a lot of interests including gardening, sewing, painting, traveling and cooking. But says her most enjoyment comes from her daughters and 10-year-old twin granddaughters.

Drain Smart is designed to show the importance and function of our local storm drains and how litter can affect our planet. When it rains Little Rock's municipal storm drains pick up everything and the polluted water flows directly to our streams, rivers, and lakes. 

THV11 has partnered with Audubon Arkansas in efforts to keep our state's waterways clean.

You can find more murals from this year's participants as they are completed right here on THV11.com.

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