Congratulations to the Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin! The Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin (SASM) with its members of the Wastewater Treatment Agencies of Marin County recently won the Community Engagement & Outreach Award for 2015 under the Large Budget category presented by the California Water Environment Association and its Redwood Empire Section. Since 2007, the Wastewater Treatment Agencies of Marin County consists of the Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin, Central Marin Sanitation Agency, Las Gallinas Valley Sanitation District, Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District, and Sanitary District #5 of Marin County.
The award recognized the contributions the agencies made towards protecting our water environment through engagement and outreach in 2015. These activities included hosting the annual Wetlands Days Event at SASM for local third graders, staffing outreach booths at the local farmer’s markets and other events, funding Pharmaceutical Take-Back programs in Marin County, offering outreach shows for elementary schools, delivering school presentations, sponsoring pollution prevention messages in the FastForward publication, conducting plant tours, engaging high school students in investigating pollutants like mercury and copper in their vicinity, developing outreach brochures and supporting the public education website.