Stormwater Managment & Pollution Prevention
Located in the headwaters of the Estero Bay estuary, our campus is situated in an environmentally sensitive location. Florida Gulf Coast University is part of an interconnected regional watershed system
that eventually spills into the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve
and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. Important ecosystem services and economic activities depend on the health of our watershed and the bay so it is important to be good stewards of our campus stormwater systems.
Stormwater can pick up pollutants that flow into our wetlands, groundwater, and oceans, negatively impacting these bodies of water. We need to prevent any discharge that is not entirely composed of stormwater from entering the storm drains.
The State of Florida Generic Permit for Discharge of Stormwater from Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) can be found here.
to watch our Student Video to Prevent Stormwater Pollution.
How YOU can help us ensure that only rain enters storm drains
- Please keep campus free of litter and debris.
- Recycle responsibly. Learn how here.
- Properly dispose of chemicals and hazardous materials such as paint and cleaning solutions. Take hazardous materials to Lee County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
- Please take motor vehicles, golf carts, tractors, and boats to off-campus washing stations.
- Change motor oil and fluids off-campus. Used motor oil is accepted for recycling at any auto parts store free of charge.
- Get involved with service-learning opportunities and help us create artistic outreach activities.
- Call us to report accidents such as oil spills or if you see people improperly disposing of wastes.
- Additional information is available on the Environmental Health & Safety Training Course in Canvas.
- Contact us at 239-590-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
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