VIDEO: 360-degree look at West Seattle storm runoff, and something you can do about it

That’s the newest 360-degree video from “Diver Laura” James – once it’s playing, use your cursor to “grab” it and explore the view from all around. What you’re seeing is stormwater runoff near Seacrest Park, emerging from an outfall during Sunday’s downpour. It’s part of Puget Sound’s pollution problem, and as we’ve discussed here many times before, there are things you can do to lessen it. Among them – if you drive a motor vehicle, make sure it’s not leaking! This year you have another round of chances to attend a free workshop to learn how to do that. The Seattle workshops are at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Puget Ridge, next one less than two weeks away, on Saturday, January 21st – you can register here, or for one of the nine monthly workshops later in the year, click the arrow next to the SSC location on this page.

3 Replies to "VIDEO: 360-degree look at West Seattle storm runoff, and something you can do about it"

  • cjboffoli January 10, 2017 (12:32 pm)

    It’s worth noting that even non-leaking, well-maintained cars can contribute a surprising amount of pollution to local waterways.  Taking your car to a car wash and not washing it in the driveway is a good way to prevent brake dust, road tar,  and other chemicals from flowing into the watershed.  Also, don’t use health and beauty products with microbeads. Avoid chemical lawn  fertilizers and toxic herbicides. Clean up after your dog. Don’t throw cigarette butts (or any other garbage for that matter) on the ground.  Don’t flush old medications down the toilet. There are so many simple, common sense things that can collectively contribute to a healthier Puget Sound.

  • j January 10, 2017 (1:16 pm)

    As we spread truckloads of chemicals and salts on our frozen roads. 

    Can that be good for the sound?

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