Sustainable Magnolia and Queen Anne are partnering with Tox-Ick to host a free educational event that will help homeowners learn everything they need to know about reducing water pollution, including? landscape?design that ?protects the waterway, rain garden installations and simple actions you can take to reduce pollution entering Puget Sound:
According to the Dept. of Ecology, urban stormwater runoff is the No. 1 threat to the health of Puget Sound .? Fourteen million pounds of pollutants wash from our streets and driveways directly into our rivers and streams, and ultimately into the Puget Sound each year.?Toxic runoff comes from many sources, including cars, soap, paint, fertilizers and herbicides, and even dog poop.?The event?is meant to foster constructive action to reduce the flow of toxic runoff.
The informative event will take place Wednesday, August 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Umpqua Bank located in the heart of Magnolia at 2236 32nd Ave. W. Refreshments will be provided.?After the presentation, participants can mingle and share insights for reducing toxic runoff.? Speaker?Liz Dunigan has experience in soil microbiology, mycology, Whole Systems Design, and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. Click here for more information or?to rsvp.