Pinellas County Environmental News

What is a watershed? A watershed is an area of land that drains to an open body of water and in Pinellas County every square foot of land drains somewhere.

For example, rainwater runs from your lawn and driveway, down the street along the gutter to a stormdrain, then runs through underground pipes to a neighborhood pond or stream. It drains to Allen’s Creek, Brooker Creek, Lake Tarpon, Lake Seminole, Cross Bayou and other areas of water.

Eventually it washes into the open waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. As stormwater drains to water bodies, it carries everything we leave on the land: fertilizers, dog waste, trash, motor oil and other substances. By changing the way we live, work and play, we make a difference.

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