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1  Tox-Ick Monster

2  Today’s Schedule 5 minute video of Tox-Ick Monster on film 35 minute presentation on the problem of toxic runoff and the 7 things you can do to reduce it 15 minutes for questions OUR GOAL: To teach you three things you can do to help restore Puget Sound. Please make sure to complete your card committing to actions you’ll take to reduce pollution.

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4 The Bad News: Polluted Runoff

5 Contaminants Petroleum Fertilizers Pesticides Copper Lead Mercury Zinc Phthalates Paint Bacteria Plastics

6 14 Million Pounds of Pollutants Per Year

7 Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s)

8 How Does the Water Flow?

9 Salmon Species of Concern: Puget Sound Coho Salmon Puget Sound Coho Salmon

10 Orcas / Killer Whales Endangered Species: Southern Resident Killer Whales Southern Resident Killer Whales

11 Human Health Fish & Shellfish Unsafe to Eat

12 Economic Impact ?func=viewstory&storyid= news/archive/csnews23.cfm

13 The Good News The Puget Sound Starts with You

14 Seven Simple Actions 1) Scoop the Poop 2) Use Little or No Fertilizers, Herbicides, or Pesticides 3) Wash Your Car at a Commercial Car Wash 4) Walk, Bike and Take Public Transit 5) Plant and Protect Native Evergreens & Native Shrubs 6) Keep Your Car Properly Maintained 7) Keep Water On-Site with Rain Gardens, Cisterns, or Green Roofs (You pick three things you can do for your commitment cards.)

15 1. Scoop the Poop Learn more at scooppoop.org

16 2. Use Little or No Fertilizers, Herbicides or Pesticides  Build healthy soil with compost and mulch  Practice smart watering  Think twice before using pesticides  Practice natural lawn care

17 Build Healthy Soils Without Synthetic Chemicals

18 Bioremediation

19 Fungi

20 Compost & Woodchips Organic Compost Available At: West Seattle Nursery, or E-Green Landscaping in Delridge Woodchips Available At: Burien Bark, or Dirt Exchange in Ballard

21 Online Resources The Garden Hotline (206)  Plant care recommendations  Safe, natural solutions for pests & plant diseases  Water conservation methods  Natural lawn care solution  Composting advice King County Natural Yard Care Resources National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat

22 3. Wash Your Car At a Commercial Car Wash Photo from Puget Sound Partnership

23 Car Wash Fundraising Alternative

24 4. Walk, Bike and Take Public Transit

25 Hydrocarbons from Exhaust and Oil

26 5. Plant and Protect Native Evergreens and Native Shrubs

27 Native Trees MadroneDouglas Fir

28 Native Trees Western HemlockWestern Red Cedar

29 Native Shrubs Sword Fern Evergreen Huckleberry

30 Native Shrubs Salal Pacific Rhododendron Resources for Native Plants: Native Plant Society, Arboretum, King County website:

31 Protect Evergreens from Invasive Species Learn more at: seedrain.org, or Greenseattle.org/how-to-remove-invasive-plants

32 Ivy destroying trees and blackberry smothering tree starts

33 Volunteer with Restoration Efforts

34 6. Keep Your Car Properly Maintained

35 Find a Motor Oil Recycling Station in Your Neighborhood

36 7. Keep Water On-Site

37 Free workshops How to Build a Rain Garden Sample Rain Gardens Stewardship Partners: 12,000 Rain Gardens Map of Puget Sound Rain Gardens FAQ’s Stewardshippartners.org

38 Water Cisterns and Rain Barrels Rain Barrel $75 + tax Lawn_&_Garden_Care/BuyCompostBinsRainBarr els/index.htm

39 RainWise Resources Include PDF’s Rain Garden Handbook Building Rain Gardens Maintaining Rain Gardens Installing Cisterns Reducing Pavement Planting Trees Improving Soil with Compost Rock-filled Trenches Materials & Suppliers Plant Lists Learn More About How to Keep Water On-Site Through RainWise https://rainwise.seattle.gov/

40 SUCCESS! Seattle’s S treet E dge A lternatives Project ( SEA Streets) 99% Reduction of volume of polluted runoff using Green Infrastructure

41 A Puget Sound where citizens enjoy robust salmon, orca, and shellfish populations that support our economy and our well-being. About-Killer-Whales-Orcas-2.jpg/ Vision

42  Questions? West Seattle Artist: Bill Reiswig

43 1) Scoop the Poop 2) Use Little or No Fertilizers, Herbicides, or Pesticides 3) Wash Your Car at a Commercial Car Wash 4) Walk, Bike and Take Public Transit 5) Plant and Protect Native Evergreens & Native Shrubs 6) Keep Your Car Properly Maintained 7) Keep Water On-Site with Rain Gardens, Cisterns, or Green Roofs (You pick three things you can do for your commitment cards.) What Three Things Can You Do To Restore Puget Sound?

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