King County WTD’s John Phillips joined Frances Kuo of the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS) and King County Ecoconsumer Tom Watson on KOMO4 news August 13. Frances showed how rain can wash pollutants into our waterways. John talked about the RainWise partnership between the City of Seattle and King County and explained how rain gardens and cisterns can slow down stormwater runoff.
After watching the segment, KOMO4 meterologist Shannon O’Donnell invited ECOSS to bring the watershed demonstration to WeatherFest 2017. WeatherFest is an interactive event for teachers, students, families, and weather buffs of all ages. The American Meterological Society hosts WeatherFest as part of its annual meeting. The 97th annual AMS meeting will be held in Seattle. Want to see the watershed model demo at WeatherFest? Visit here for more information!
The Pacific chorus frog, our native singer, will love you for your rain garden.
Interested in RainWise? Learn how RainWise will tackle 700 million gallons of polluted runoff per year with green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) by 2025.