Video: PBS features ‘Diver Laura’ and the fight against runoff pollution

(EDITOR’s NOTE: Embedded video window removed because of technical problem – please follow the first link in the story to see the video)

West Seattle’s own “Diver Laura” James shares the link to that report from PBS NewsHour earlier this week. Her work documenting underwater Puget Sound sights both beautiful and disturbing is featured along with something you might not have heard about the use of raingardens to intercept runoff pollution: The fact that techniques are being studied to find out more about how they work and how long they work. (Despite the labeling from PBS, the video clip is mostly about runoff, not raingardens.) Laura is now leading the tox-ick.org program to educate people about reducing runoff, not only via stormwater interception but in so many other ways, and she’ll again be part of the team when local advocates join The Whale Trail‘s next presentation, coming up March 28th (look for more details on that from TWT later this weekend).

4 Replies to "Video: PBS features 'Diver Laura' and the fight against runoff pollution"

  • m March 16, 2013 (1:32 pm)

    When I tried to view the video, my device wouldn’t play it and I got a message indicating it wouldn’t play because it was from a “corrupted source.”

    • WSB March 16, 2013 (2:06 pm)

      Sorry to hear that … I tested in two browsers. But video playback from third parties can be dicey. If you click the link to the PBS story it’ll take you to the source page and hopefully it works there – it’s a good story; I hadn’t heard about the center where they’re testing runoff water … TR

  • Maggie March 16, 2013 (4:32 pm)

    Wow, watching the black stormwater billow out is saddening. I’m also surprised that so much of stormwater runoff isn’t filtered before it flows into the Puget Sound.

  • m March 17, 2013 (1:17 am)

    thanks, wsb, i was able to view it from a different device.

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