PHOTOS: Making their mark

By Nicholas Johnson | Sep 20, 2017
Photo by: Nicholas Johnson Ursula Stuart and Jacob Bennett work together to place medallions near a storm drain along Possession Way near Northport Drive. Stuart, who lives just outside Mukilteo off Mukilteo Boulevard, said she volunteered because she has witnessed people dumping paint and oil into storm drains along her street. Bennett of Lake Stevens said he had a day off and decided to lend a hand.

Four teams of two set out Friday morning, Sept. 15, with a mission to mark as many storm drains as possible in the Harbour Pointe area of Mukilteo.

The effort was not only a productive way to spend the United Way of Snohomish County’s annual Day of Caring, it was a last ditch effort mark storm drains before regular rainfall makes that work impossible.

The city of Mukilteo partnered with WSU Beach Watchers to mark street curbs with steel medallions that read “No Dumping. Drains to Sound.”

With some 4,500 storm drains in Mukilteo, there’s plenty of opportunity for pollutants to be washed down storm drains and into Puget Sound without treatment.

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