For every car washed on Earth Day, April 22nd, Brown Bear will donate $1 to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. Washing your car at Brown Bear always helps the earth by keeping pollutants and soap out of stormwater drains, helping to maintain healthy watersheds. Now, you can help preserve the natural lands, recreation areas and communities in the Mountains to Sound Greenway with the same car wash!
For a car wash location near you visit www.brownbear.com/locations.
“We teach kids participating in the Greenway education program that it is best for our environment to clean cars at car wash facilities like Brown Bear that can handle waste water,” says Kurt Fraese, Greenway Trust Education Committee Chair. “Young students learn about the importance of preserving clean air and clean water, and one way to do that is not to wash your car where soap and motor oil can run down the street and into a storm drain.”
Brown Bear Car Wash has locations throughout the Puget Sound region and Spokane area, where they capture corrosive and toxic substances that collect on cars as they drive on roads and highways. By using sophisticated wash processes, the heavy metals, petroleum products, and soap that is washed off cars is retained and discharged into sewer treatment systems rather than into local rivers and streams. Every year, Brown Bear Car Wash safely disposes of more than 500 tons of solid waste, almost one half pound for every car washed, which could otherwise end up in local waterways and Puget Sound. Brown Bear uses environmentally friendly solutions that have been specially formulated for the Northwest which are non-caustic, non-acidic, non-corrosive, and phosphate-free.
About The Mountains to Sound Greenway:
The Mountains to Sound Greenway connects natural areas, trails, working farms and forests, historic towns and communities, wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington. The Greenway provides easy access to recreation and nature for millions of people in the Northwest, key to the quality of life in this region.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance this landscape, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. Founded in 1991, the Greenway Trust works to promote public land acquisitions, connect a continuous regional trail system, teach people of all ages about the importance of conserving forests and wildlife, improve recreation access, create new parks and trails and mobilize thousands of volunteers.