Washing your car can send harmful chemicals down storm drains not designed to filter water and from there chemicals and soap will get into our streams, bay and Gulf where they can harm marine creatures, plant life and water quality
Plastic bags are often found in our waters when they blow away or are disposed of impropperly. They remain there for generations to come as they slowly degrade into small pieces that are easily misconceived for food by fish and marine wildlife.
Foam cup litter can easily drift into storm drains that empty into streams becoming not just unsightly but harmful debris that fragments into tiny particles marine creatures ingest affecting the whole food chain including humans.
Getting out on the water is not only fun and can be great exercise, the more you use the water, the more likely it is you'll think about protecting it. So go ahead, go for a swim, get your fishing pole, tak a boat for a ride, or attend a water festival near you.