Public Education and Stewardship

Small Actions Add Up to Big Change

Our actions within our watershed have a direct impact on our wetlands, creeks, streams, lakes, the Snoqualmie River, and the Puget Sound. The City of Duvall and local environmental groups are making a significant effort to restore the local environment and protect our remaining aquatic habitat.

Keep water safe and clean by preventing pollution at its source. Stormwater run-off carries oil and grease, fertilizers, pesticides and other toxic chemicals that collect on our roads, rooftops, and property. What we do on the land ends up in the water. You can help keep our waters healthy by planting trees, scooping up at your  pet, or stenciling a storm drain or adopting a storm drain.

Please continue reading for ways on how you, as a Duvall resident, visitor, or business owner, can make a difference where you live and where you work.

Stewardship Opportunities

Help restore our natural areas to encourage native species regeneration, provide habitat for wildlife, and to proved the cool, clean water which is critical for the native fish that populate our streams and rivers. Volunteer projects such as invasive species removal, native planting and plant maintenance are available in Duvall and across the region.

Here are links to local organizations that coordinate stewardship opportunities:

Public Participation

The city encourages public comment and participation in the development and implementation of the SWMP. We plan to utilize the following venues in an effort to keep our residents informed on the progress of the SWMP, so they can provide comments and input as the SWMP develops:

  • This webpage
  • Updates through the city's newsletter
  • Future public meetings to let the community provide input

Stencil a Storm Drain

Get outside, volunteer, and do your part to help raise awareness about storm water pollution and water quality in Duvall neighborhoods. Individuals, families, and small groups are welcome to sign up and get a reusable kit to paint stencils next to storm drains in their neighborhood.

Bucket Decal

How does a stencil help? Most storm drains direct water and pollutants to a nearby stream, creek, or the Snoqualmie River, which eventually drains to the Puget Sound. A stenciled drain reminds the community that what goes into the drain will end up in local waterways directly affecting wildlife and people. When people make the storm drain connection, they are less likely to dump pollutants like soaps, paints, antifreeze, and used motor oil into storm drains.

Request a Stencil Kit

Volunteers will receive detailed instructions when you pick up a stencil kit. Kits include a stencil, paint, gloves, safety gear, and a bucket to hold it all.

Form information and to register to pick up and drop off a stencil kit contact Public Works by  Email