Storm Drain Marking Program

Several residents of Lake Sarasota took time recently to participate in marking area storm drains.

According to Ray:

This is an ongoing County program that began about 10 years ago to educate the public not to dump near drain openings and pollute the water ways and ultimately the bays. Any one can do it. The County provides everything that is needed.

Read more about the program here and here (scroll down), and if you'd like to get involved, here's how:

To find out more about how YOU can participate in a storm drain marking, contact Julia Burch of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) at 941.955.8085. Or, you can e-mail her at


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