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A comic look at an all-too serious problem...learn what polluted runoff is, what it does to our health and our waters, and what we can do about it!

How You Can Help

  • Detach your downspouts to prevent them from flowing into municipal storm drain systems. Install rain barrels to collect the flow instead. 
  • Create "pervious" walkways and driveways (of crushed stone, mulch, or other materials) that return rainwater to the ground. 
  • Reconfigure your yard to create rain gardens in low-lying areas, and replace grass turf with native plants.

For more ideas, see "12 Things You Can Do to Clean Up Your Rivers, Streams, and the Chesapeake Bay."

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