Project Period: 2008-2009
The soap, dirt, and oil washed from cars flow into storm drains that run directly into local waters. The phosphates and other chemicals in the runoff harm fish, wildlife, plants, and water quality. Phosphate can also cause excess algae, which harms water quality and uses up oxygen in the water that fish need. The Skagit MRC, in partnership with the Skagit Conservation District, has made car wash kits available for fundraiser events throughout the County.