Here, former RisingLeaf board member Dale Agron, is stenciling a storm drain on Rio Road. Storm drain stenciling brings attention to the fact that storm drain pipe systems drain directly into rivers and oceans. There is no filter cleaning system. One quart of motor oil dumped down a storm drain can pollute 250,000 gallons of water. Every 8 months, oil deposits that flow from our cars to the streets and, ultimately, to the oceans off the United States equals the amount of oil spilled from the Exxon Valdez, 10.9 million gallons! Polluted run-off is the cause the cause of 50-80% of all water quality problems in California. Reducing car trips by riding a bike, taking the bus, walking, and combining errands are some of the ways we can reduce the amount of oil that goes into the water all life depends on. This project was supported by grants from the Carmel Valley Rotary and the Yellow Brick Road. We thank all who made this project a success!