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May 31

Only Rain Down the Drain

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 2:12 PM by Allan Warren

Drain MarkingStorm drains, designed to move water away from our urban areas to reduce flooding, also end up carrying pollutants such as street debris, trash, leaves, grass clippings, pet waste, toxic contaminants (from our vehicles) and lawn chemicals when it rains. And contrary to many beliefs, water that enters storm drains is not treated before it reaches our local streams or Puget Sound. This makes many of our streams unhealthy for fish, wildlife, and human enjoyment.

Eagle Scouts enjoy this summer activity.

Drain Marking is a small effort that brings large results because the markers are a visual reminder to homeowners and residents in the community not to dump waste in storm drains. What can you do? Volunteers are needed to install these markers across Pierce County. This activity is perfect for team building events, Eagle Scout projects, neighborhood improvement actions, and/or individuals wanting to get out and make a difference. Ready to volunteer? Contact Melissa at Melissab@piercecd.org.