Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, polluted stormwater runoff discharged into rivers, lakes, and streams can result in the death of wildlife, destruction of vital ecosystems, contamination of drinking water resources, and disruption of recreational activity, threatening public health; and

WHEREAS, polluted stormwater runoff discharged into rivers, lakes, and streams can result in the death of wildlife, destruction of vital ecosystems, contamination of drinking water resources, and disruption of recreational activity, threatening public health; and

WHEREAS, a major source of pollutants in the navigable waters of the United States is polluted urban and suburban stormwater runoff that flows directly into our waters, untreated; and

WHEREAS, the common sources of stormwater pollution are sediments, automotive chemicals, litter and debris, household hazardous chemicals, and yard and pet waste; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative that pollutants be prevented from entering stormwater runoff along Nevada's roadways; and

WHEREAS, this month provides an opportunity to encourage greater efforts across Nevada to reduce stormwater pollution;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2021, as

STORMWATER POLLUTION AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 19th of August, 2021

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