Volunteers Needed to Spread Stormwater Runoff Awareness



Friday March 4, 2015 9:00am – 12:00pm

Reef Relief will be distributing Stormwater Education door hangers on March 4th to residents of Key West. Volunteers will meet the Reef Relief staff at 9:00 am at the Willy Ward City Park outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Pool, 300 Catherine St. Look for the Reef Relief banner. Volunteer check-in will start at 9:00 am and the distribution will conclude at approximately 12:00pm. Please RSVP to Shell at Reef Relief via email at [email protected].

Stormwater runoff is a major contributor to nonpoint source pollution, which is our nation’s largest remaining water quality problem. Nonpoint source pollution degrades the quality of our near-shore waters, and it is not caused by discharges from big factories or from sewage treatment plants. Rather, it is generated by all of us, a product of millions of actions that we take each day, including activities such as applying pesticides, washing our cars, or walking our pets. It is the cumulative impacts of these activities that contribute to stormwater pollution. However, by becoming more aware of the effect our actions have we can all develop more water-friendly habits and practices that will enable us to protect and restore the quality of our near-shore waters.

Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystems. Find out more at http://www.reefrelief.org or call 305-294-3100.

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