On the Road
Cars emit, deposit, and transport various pollutants as they move throughout the watershed. A number of these pollutants can be transported to streams and lakes as stormwater runoff. You can help Lake Whatcom by remembering to take these simple actions when on the road or maintaining your vehicle at home.
Idling your vehicle for more than just 10 seconds uses more fuel than restarting your engine. By avoiding unnecessary idling, you'l be helping to protect Lake Whatcom from air and water pollution in addition to achieving fuel and money savings.