Students learn about pollution prevention _lowres

Photo provided by Sharon Phillips -- On Nov. 18, Zachary Mayor David Amrhein, back right, and Lovenia Williams, of the city’s Public Works Department, back left, visited Zachary Elementary third-graders to distribute Storm Water Prevention activity booklets titled, 'I Love My World.' Students, from left, are Nikki Hardy, Treyviona Parker, Colt Bergeron, Courtland Babin, Jackson Mason, Easton Buteaux, Mae Edel and Mya Hays.

Each year, the city of Zachary helps students understand how they can keep water clean and the environment safe for the future by implementing a stormwater prevention public awareness campaign.

On Nov. 18, Zachary Mayor David Amrhein and Lovenia Williams, of the city’s Public Works Department, visited Zachary Elementary third-graders to distribute stormwater prevention activity booklets titled “I Love My World.”

The students learned that stormwater pollution is caused by a number of sources, including the daily activities of people around the world.

Rainwater runs off streets, lawns, farms, construction and industrial sites while picking up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, as well as other pollutants on the way to rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

Stormwater runoff is the most common cause of water pollution, according to the booklet.

Additional copies of “I Love My World” are available at Zachary’s Public Works Department, 4650 Main St., or by calling (225) 654-1902.