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For Immediate Release
June 11, 2018

Public Input Needed for Pollution Survey

Online survey seeks to gather residents’ understanding of water contamination

Marin County, CA – Pollution in our waterways is a significant problem that stems from many sources – from trash that ends up in San Francisco Bay to pesticides swept from lawns into creeks by gardening practices or stormwater. The Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) is asking residents to complete an online Stormwater Pollution Prevention & Awareness Survey to help understand the public’s awareness of potential pollutant-generating activities in Marin County.

Pieces of trash are shown sitting on a storm drain grate.The County of Marin would like residents to prevent pollution from getting into the storm drains, which flow directly to waterways.
The short, 10 question survey closes on June 30. The results will play a crucial role in helping MCSTOPPP identify gaps in public knowledge about practices that generate pollutants, hurt water quality, and threaten wildlife that depends on healthy water.


“We’re asking residents to help us understand ‘the state of pollution’ in Marin County,” said Rob Carson, Administrator of MCSTOPPP. “Many of our daily activities can generate pollution, whether we know about it or not. This survey will help us target our outreach better and understand where more education is needed, as well as determine where Marin residents are already doing the environmentally responsible thing.”

MCSTOPPP conducts education and outreach to residents to prevent pollution from getting into the storm drains, which flow directly to waterways. To learn about the many ways to reduce pollutants in our waterways, visit the MCSTOPPP website.

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Rob Carson
Stormwater Program Administrator
Public Works

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 304
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-2745
Email: Rob Carson
MCSTOPPP webpage