Letters to the Editor

Stencils help Oak Harbor Bay

Thanks to the students in Mrs. Bromme’s class at the Oak Harbor Middle School, and Mrs. Ross’ class and Mrs. Schiltze’s class at Broad View Elementary for stenciling over 150 storm drains near their schools.

Thomas Honeycutt of Scout Troop 4097 organized a group to stencil 90 more storm drains. The storm drain stencils help remind people Only Rain Down the Storm Drain. Most water going into storm drains goes untreated into open waterways like Oak Harbor Bay. To reduce pollution on our beaches, swimming and fishing areas keep toxins from entering storm drains.

Wash your car on the lawn or use a commercial car wash. Pick up after your pet, bag it and throw it in the trash. Keep yard chemicals to a minimum.  The city greatly appreciates the efforts of these students, scouts, teachers and parents to help clean up Oak Harbor Bay. For more information or to volunteer your group to stencil storm drains in Oak Harbor call 360-279-4762.  Thank you for caring about our community.

Maribeth Crandell
Environmental educator

 

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