Public Involvement & Education

The City of Mountlake Terrace maintains an active Public Education Program. Residents and business owners are informed about storm water pollution prevention through water quality site inspections and assessments, storm water presentations at schools, public presentations to senior groups, and through other media including the website, city newsletter, handouts and flyers. Public Education is essential to maintain a high standard of water quality in our surface streams and lakes.

It is our goal to improve water quality in our surface waters by helping people to realize their individual and collective responsibilities for protecting our waterways. Public education and participation has also proven to be a useful tool in water quality compliance and enforcement. An informed community can be very effective at keeping a watchful eye on our waterways. A Public Involvement Program is being developed as part of new regulatory measures at the state level through the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) II permit program. Look for coming opportunities to work with City staff on water quality issues.
A group of children learning about the storm water system looking in a manhole.

Natural Yard Care

Why Natural Yard Care

Rain washes pesticides and fertilizers off lawns and gardens into nearby storm drains and local waterways. Natural yard care techniques will grow healthy, beautiful, and easy-to-care-for yards and gardens that are safer for your family, pets, and the environment. Natural Yard Care resources.

Five Easy Steps to Natural Yard Care

Download the Natural Yard Care guide to learn how to put these steps into practice. This guide provides a handy calendar for you to follow each season.Natural Yard Care guide
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