Living in Edmonds, alongside the beauty of the Puget Sound, we feel a kinship with the water. We appreciate the importance of maintaining the Sound clean so that we can continue to enjoy our marsh, beaches, and underwater park. But, are we indeed part of the solution, or part of the problem, when it comes to keeping the Sound clean?
A recent article in The News Tribune (of Tacoma), highlighted recent trends around the Sound regarding regulation of stormwater runoff, Low Impact Development proposals and incentives, and grass-roots efforts to reduce pollution of the Sound. There are many ways to keep your property from contributing to the pollution of the Sound. But what will it take to get all of us, and all of our neighbors, to take action to stop polluting?
Does water leave your property when it rains? If so, then answer these questions:
- Do you use any chemicals on your lawn or garden? (including any non-organic fertilizer)
- Do you have an automobile or motorcycle on your property?
What will inspire you to take action to prevent polluted runoff from leaving your property?