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Boy Scouts assist Stormwater Section with marking drains with message ‘Only Rain Down the Storm Drain’

RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2011

EUSTIS — Twenty-seven Boy Scouts from Troop 14 will be out in the South Lake County subdivisions of Orange Tree, Lake Louisa Highlands, White Marsh, Tradds Landing, Sunburst Estates and Overlook at Lake Louisa on Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. installing storm drain markers with the message “Only Rain Down the Storm Drain.”

The project is to raise awareness about stormwater and it assists the Stormwater Section of the Lake County Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, with its ongoing effort of marking all storm drains in unincorporated Lake County with the educational signage. This is the third year the Troop has participated in the awareness campaign. The Boy Scouts will be accompanied by Scout Master Pastor Doug Lane, and Assistant Scout Master Paul Doran, who is an inspector for the Lake County Stormwater Section.

In addition to installing the storm drain markers, Boy Scouts will be distributing educational door hangers to residents in the communities. The educational campaign helps the County comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Funding for the storm drain markers is being provided by the Lake County Water Authority’s “Drop-by-Drop: You Make A Difference!” community mini-grant and the Lake County Stormwater Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU).

For more information about stormwater education, call the Lake County Stormwater Section at (352) 483-9080.

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More Information:
Lake County Stormwater Section
(352) 483-9080

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Kelly Lafollette
Information Outreach Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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