Celebrating Earth Day 2024: Adopt-A-Street in Kent, WA

Earth Day 2024

This year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and focuses on educating communities on the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability. It encourages people to come together and contribute to conserving the health of the planet so there can be a brighter future. This Year's theme is "Planet Vs. Plastics," which aims to decrease plastic production by 60% by the year 2040. The first Earth Day was established in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson and resulted in significant changes such as the Clean Air Act, The Clean Water Act, and the Paris Agreement. Today, Earth Day continues to inspire people at a global level to protect our planet. 

Visit EarthDay.org to learn more about how you can celebrate Earth Day 2024! 

Adopt-A-Spot in Kent, WA

Adopt-A-Spot is a program that encourages communities to adopt and improve areas in their community. In 2021, Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc. adopted a spot near our Kent, WA location. Since then, Our firm has been committed to cleaning 72nd Street, between South 180th Street and South 196th Street. We have been devoted to hosting quarterly cleanups to ensure it stays clean for the Kent community and the surrounding businesses. 

In the theme of "Planet vs. Plastics," our firm celebrated Earth Day 2024 by hosting an Adopt-A-Spot event. Our employees enjoyed working together and contributing to the initiative to keep our spot clean! 

The Impact of Pollution on Stormwater Management Systems

Clean streets with minimal pollution play a crucial role in effective stormwater management. When streets are clean, stormwater can effectively drain, minimizing risks of flooding. When streets are cluttered, water is unable to flow the way it is supposed to, causing flooding and pollution in storm drainage systems. When streets are free of debris, pollutants are less likely to reach stormwater drains which ultimately flow into natural bodies of water. At Barghausen Consulting Engineers, we implement green stormwater infrastructures including permeable pavements, biofiltration planters, and trees which help with water quality protection in our communities.