Rain Water Tour At Seahurst To Highlight Solutions To Polluted Runoff July 30th


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People For Puget Sound invites residents to a free, family-friendly ‘Rain Water’ tour on Saturday, July 30, beginning at the lower parking area of Seahurst Park, 2400 SW 140th St., from 10 a.m. to Noon.

The tour will be led by knowledgeable experts who will show how to reduce and eliminate the flow of toxic pollution into Puget Sound.

When it rains, pollution like oil, grease, pesticides and pet waste washes off streets, parking lots and other hard surfaces into local waterways and Puget Sound, harming the health of birds, fish, whales and people.

From their website:

The Burien Rain Water Tour discusses watershed and polluted basics and provides and introduction to Low Impact Developments suitable for city parks and personal homes alike. Experts on Low Impact Development, members of the Environmental Science Center and community members will join the tour and provide insight on the polluted runoff system and low impact development within Burien. The tour begins at the lower parking lot of Seahurst Park with an introduction to polluted runoff and the impacts it has on us as everyday citizens. From there we will proceed through the park to the Burien Raingarden Cluster to hear from homeowners about the process of implementing a raingarden. We will then walk back to our starting location with the tour concluded after a Q&A session with the tour speakers and the representatives present from People For Puget Sound and the Environmental Science Center.

To reserve your place, contact Maddie Foutch at MFoutch@u.washington.edu.

These interactive tours are scheduled to take place in neighborhoods throughout Puget Sound region. For more information and a schedule, go to: http://pugetsound.org/programs/education/runoff/pollution.

Seahurst Park is located at 2400 SW 140th, and guests should meet in the lower parking lot at 10 a.m.

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