Urban runoff is the single biggest threat to water quality in Southern California. As Urban development has spawned through cities and suburbs, we paved over the “spongy” parts of watersheds. The watersheds absorb and distribute water from rain that naturally cycles in our plants and eco system. These impervious surfaces, like parking lots, roads and buildings, cause water to flow over the surface of a watershed. This surface flow, also known as stormwater or urban runoff, causes problems in our creeks, rivers and lagoons including increased pollution, faster and flashier flows and increased erosion which then dump their remnants in the oceans where we play. We must continue to push for education about the impacts of pollution and development so that our communities make wiser decisions about these issues. Get informed and get involved.
Mark Ley has been a fiercely active Marketing Professional for the last 15 years with expertise in web design, digital strategies, social media and content creation. He has consistently helped businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs with marketing and digital branding strategies, while developing his own passion as a professional photographer. Mark has worked extensively in the fields of hospitality, music and lifestyle branding. Providing opportunities for people to pursue their aspirations has been the hallmark of Mark’s approach to the numerous projects he has been involved with. Mark calls the the town of Waimea on the Big Island his home rand esides there with his wife and thirteen year old daughter.