FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cassandra Lafser (407) 246-2182
Mike Lawrence 407.947.0163 on-site
Mayor Dyer Works Along with District 4 City Commissioner Sheehan and
Local Students to Help Prevent Lake Pollution
Did you know that storm drains are the number
one source for pollution in our lakes? Anytime materials such as
chemicals, paints, leaves, fertilizers and pesticides are carried by
stormwater into storm drains they flow directly into our local lakes.
These hazardous pollutants and waste damage water quality and affect
fish, wildlife and recreational opportunities in our local lakes.
Marking storm drains with “No Dumping” signage is a visual reminder that
storm drains are for stormwater only.
This Wednesday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join District 4 City
Commissioner Patty Sheehan and students from Lake Eola Charter School on
a storm drain marking project to help prevent pollution and benefit Lake
Eola. The group will help affix approximately 50 “No Dumping” signs to
storm drains that drain directly into Lake Eola.
This event is part of Green Works Orlando, the City’s sustainability
initiative to engage everyone who lives, works and visits Central
Florida in the effort to “go green.”
To engage more residents in the effort, the City has launched
GreenWorksOrlando.com. This interactive forum allows Orlando residents
to provide feedback and further the ideas of other residents as to how
to continue to make Orlando a more sustainable and livable community.
These suggestions will be used as the foundation for Orlando’s future
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
2:45 - 3:45 PM
**Attending media should arrive at the Lake Eola Amphitheater at 2:45
Lake Eola Park
195 North Rosalind Avenue.