London Towne Storm Drain Labeling
Please join the Cub Run Stream Valley Park Volunteer Team (Cub Run PVT) for a storm drain labeling project in the London Towne neighborhood. This labeling project is part of a county-wide campaign sponsored by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) with the approval of the London Towne HOA, Fairfax County, and VDOT. The labels remind us that everything that goes into the drain ends up in Cub Run Park and Cub Run Stream which feeds into the Occoquan Reservoir (our source of drinking water), the Potomac River, and eventally Chesapeake Bay.
This project will take place on Saturday, September 16th at 9:00 a.m. In case of rain, the project date will be moved to Saturday, September 23rd. We will meet in the parking lot of London Towne Elementary School (6100 Stone Road). In order to be sure we have enough supplies, please RSVP to this FB event or via email to Valerie Bartush, the project lead, at email@example.com by Friday, September 1st. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old unless accompanied by an adult.
Here are some things you can do to keep pollutants from going down the drain:
Pick up litter in the neighborhood and throw it away.
Put your trash and recycling out on the curb the morning of pick-up, not the night before. Make sure your bin isn’t so full that the wind can carry stuff away.
Grow native plants and use mulch on bare soil to keep excess sediment out of the drain.
Limit fertilizer use, compost or bag yard debris, practice bay-friendly yard care.
Keep suds from car washing out of the storm drain – they can be toxic to wildlife.
Use pesticides only when necessary and sweep up excess.
Dispose of motor oil, lead-based paint and pesticides as household hazardous waste. One gallon of oil can pollute two million gallons of water.
Scoop the poop! Keep bacteria from dog waste out of waterways.
Prevent and report storm drain dumping. If you see hazardous wastes like paint, pesticides, or motor oil dumped in storm drains, report it to Fairfax County at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.
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6100 Stone Rd, Centreville, 20120, VA, United States
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