Volunteers needed to mark city storm drains

March 15, 2011

By Staff

More than 8,000 storm drains flow directly into area creeks and Lake Sammamish. Then, local waterways drain into Puget Sound.

The city Resource Conservation Office has received grant funding to purchase markers for every storm drain in Issaquah.

Volunteers are needed to install the “Puget Sound Starts Here” markers April 16 and May 14. E-mail Laura Matter lauramatter@seattletilth.org to learn more.

Officials estimate about 75 percent of all pollution in Puget Sound comes from storm water runoff. The runoff comes from the water passing over roads, sidewalks, driveways and yards — picking up oil, grease, metals, soaps and yard chemicals along the way. Residents can change a few things around their homes to help prevent pollution from reaching Puget Sound. Learn more at www.pugetsoundstartshere.org.

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