Guideline 4 – Managing Water Runoff

Rain is a part of life in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s mostly a good thing. But too much rain can cause flooding, especially when the water hits hard surfaces such as pavement and roofs and doesn’t soak into the ground. Rain can also become a carrier of pollution, since water picks up everything in its path and delivers it to the nearest waterway. There’s plenty that Shore Stewards can do to reduce pollution in local creeks, rivers, lakes and streams.

In this Guideline: