NJ Audubon’s Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) partnered with the NJ League of Conservation Voters to produce a video series all about stormwater. In this video, Sandra Meola, Director of CDRW, explains that stormwater runoff is a leading cause of water pollution. When rain and melted snow runs off paved surfaces, oil, pesticides, and pet waste are picked up in its path and deposited into our waterways. Sandra then discusses solutions to this problem including green infrastructure and a stormwater utility, which can be used to fund water infrastructure improvements. These strategies can better protect and improve our waterways, wildlife, and communities.

Do you know where your foam take-out containers, plastic straws, and plastic bags end up when you’re done with them? Some make their way to our waterways where they can harm wildlife, threaten public health, and litter communities. It’s time to make a change! Ask your state legislator to ban single-use plastics