County of Marin - News Releases - Stormwater Survey

For Immediate Release
February 07, 2018

Online Survey Seeks Input on Pollution

County initiative to understand residents’ awareness of stormwater contamination

Marin County, CA – Pollution in our waterways is a significant problem that stems from many sources – from trash that ends up in San Francisco Bay to pesticides swept from lawns into creeks by gardening practices or stormwater. The Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) is asking residents to complete a Stormwater Pollution Prevention & Awareness Survey to help understand the public’s awareness of potential pollutant-generating activities in Marin County.

Pieces of trash are shown sitting on a storm drain grate.The County of Marin would like residents to prevent pollution from getting into the storm drains, which flow directly to waterways.
MCSTOPPP conducts education and outreach to residents to prevent pollution from getting into the storm drains, which flow directly to waterways. The newly released short survey will help MCSTOPPP by identifying gaps in public knowledge about practices that generate pollutants, hurt water quality, and threaten wildlife that depend on healthy water. The results of the survey will allow MCSTOPPP to target outreach where it is most needed.

“We’re asking residents to help us understand ‘the state of pollution’ in Marin County,” said Rob Carson, Administrator of MCSTOPPP. “Many of our daily activities can generate pollution, whether we know about it or not. This survey will help us understand where more education is needed, and where Marin residents are already doing the environmentally responsible thing.”

To learn about the many ways to reduce pollutants in our waterways, visit the MCSTOPPP website.

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Rob Carson
Stormwater Program Administrator
Public Works

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 304
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-2745
Email: Rob Carson
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