February flowers bring March showers, and March showers sweep litter into our streams. This means spring is the perfect season to get involved in litter prevention, awareness and education in your community. Here are 5 ways you can get involved: Volunteer at a litter clean up. Clean Jordan Lake, Keep Durham Beautiful, and Wake County … Continue reading Be Good to the Critters: Don’t Litter!
Our everyday activities can really contribute to stormwater pollution if we aren't careful. Trash, litter, pet waste, sediment, fertilizers, oil, you name it - it can end up in the storm drain and on its way to the nearest stream before you know it! Of course, that pollution can have a major impact on the … Continue reading When it comes to stormwater pollution, sharing is NOT caring!
What happens to dirt in stormwater? When soil, dirt, sand, clay, or other tiny bits of earth end up in stormwater, we then call it "sediment" because those pieces can eventually settle out to the bottom of a body of water. However, moving water such as stormwater runoff through our neighborhoods and cities keeps the … Continue reading Did you know that good old fashioned dirt is actually a MAJOR stormwater pollutant?!
Ever wonder what to do and who to contact when you see a problem in a creek or river? Many of us witness pollution in our waterways and may not know how to help. Now, a new tool helps citizens report sedimentation and erosion issues from construction, chemical releases, oil spills, or even trash accumulation … Continue reading Did your nearby creek suddenly turn brown? Report it to the Muddy Water Watch!