Thanks to a few tireless community volunteers, educational outreach folks from the Division of Water Quality, a little ‘ole me, Green Thing (I’m the one taking the picture), the State Fair is now “tagged” with a very important message – don’t toss litter down a storm drain because it pollutes our rivers and streams! In fact, stormwater runoff is the number one cause of water pollution in North Carolina and the nation, according to the N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources.
We met this morning at the crack of 9 a.m., distributed brooms, paint and stencils, picked a brave soul to do the first drain (in an out-of-sight location…just in case) then we were off! After three hours of searching for storm drains (“OOH! There’s one!”) our message can now be seen all over the fairgrounds.
So, when you visit the fair this year, see how many of these you can find.