New stencils for Alki storm drains, thanks to Matson Navigation

Volunteering can be fun! Jackie from Matson Navigation Company on Harbor Island e-mailed to share news of her office’s environmental-volunteer project – last night, a group of co-workers went to Alki to help stencil storm drains – and in the photo above, they were joined by a young helper they nicknamed the “Storm Drain Trooper.” Here’s a bucketless photo of the group:

Jackie says, “We couldn’t have chosen a nicer evening to be at the beach. The Alki community members were so friendly and thankful as we worked in their neighborhood to help fulfill the city’s goal to stencil every storm drain in Seattle with the ‘Dump No Waste, Drains to Lake, Stream, or Bay’ message.”

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3 Replies to "New stencils for Alki storm drains, thanks to Matson Navigation"

  • bridge to somewhere June 25, 2010 (7:33 am)

    :-) the “storm drain trooper” photo is very cute

  • LE June 25, 2010 (12:46 pm)

    But I thought the area has storm drains that drain into a combined system, with the water pumped north to be treated along with the sewage? Is this not so? Isn’t that the central fact in the controversies about Lowman park pumping station, etc?

    Of course, it would still be wrong to use the drains to dispose of toxins. But I’d rather see the environment protected through truth than through lies.

    • WSB June 25, 2010 (12:58 pm)

      This was in Alki. The areas involved in the CSO thing right now are far south. Some streets drain into the combined system, some straight to the sound, as explained in the all-day session last weekend which I have yet to finish distilling into the latest update on the whole situation for those who are not deeply involved already. That was part of the problem with the Murray basin, we were all told on Saturday, in fact – it doesn’t have a large section of streets that go into the combined system and could easily be mitigated by implementing green stormwater infrastructure … unlike the Barton basin further south. Who feeds into which system is this crazy patchwork – there was a map showing all that, too. – Tracy

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