We never know the worth of water ‘til the well is dry.
To Live Green You’ve Got to Save the Blue in Kill Devil Hills
Through public education and involvement the Town of Kill Devil Hills is committed to reducing the demand for water. Being responsible stewards of this vital natural resource will be communicated to students of all ages, from pre-school thru adulthood, in a variety of programs, hands-on demonstrations, contests, and partnerships with other agencies including the Dare County Extension Office Master Gardeners and the Dare County Soil & Water Conservation Office, Using existing publications, Monumental News and the Town Crier, the Town will reach out to citizens and out of town property owners and employees to inform them about water saving programs and tips, and will invite them to participate in water conservation activities at the Town Hall. By working with the Dare County Schools the Town will help teachers find and implement innovative ways to encourage involvment in ecological issues by the youngest members of our society.
New publications will be developed to assist homeowners and businesses with water leak detection and water loss control by Public Services Department personnel. Brochures will be created and distributed to inform people about water savings measures and the ecological benefits of conservation on our unique Outer Banks geographical area. The Water Quality Monitoring Program, in place for more than ten years, will be taken to civic groups and local high schools environmental clubs to explain results and make recommendations on the steps inviduals can take to protect our surface and ground water resources.
Outreach workshops will be conducted each spring by Kill Devil Hills' Buildings and Grounds Division, sometimes in conjunction with other agencies, to provide opportunities for people to learn resourceful ways to save water, maximize water use on lawns, flowers and vegetables, and techniques that will help property owners work within the confines of existing landscape features such as low areas to successfully grow plants to filter and cleanse stormwater before it enters the ground.
Kill Devil Hills' website has been modified to offer more information on environmental issues, including water use and management, conservation, rules/regulations, recycling, and green construction with links that takes site visitors to even more green awareness information.
The Town of Kill Devil Hills is strongly committed to improving our unique Outer Banks environment and believes that by taking even the smallest of steps we can make a difference. Please support us in our efforts by learning about the small steps you can take to Live Green and Save the Blue in Kill Devil Hills.
April 22, 2011 Earth Day Proclamation by Mayor Ray Sturza, II
Earth Day 2011 Proclamation
Town of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
WHEREAS, the global community now faces extraordinary challenges, such as global health issues, food and water shortages, and economic struggles; and
WHEREAS, all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment with economic growth; and
it is understood that the citizens of the global community must step forward and take action to create a green economy to combat the aforementioned global challenges; and
WHEREAS, a green economy can be achieved on the individual level through educational efforts, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to broaden and diversify this global movement to achieve maximum success; and
WHEREAS, Kill Devil Hills is committed to protecting and preserving our environment; and
WHEREAS, in Kill Devil Hills our staff, citizens and local students work closely together to develop and implement programs and practices specifically designed to preserve and improve our unique municipality and its precious natural resources; and
WHEREAS, Earth Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate our community partnerships that promote recycling, ground and surface water conservation, composting, and community gardening;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Raymond P. Sturza, II, Mayor of the Town of Kill Devil Hills, do hereby proclaim Friday, April 22, 2011 as Earth Day in Kill Devil Hills; and
BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED that all citizens and businesses are urged to be mindful of local, state, and national laws that protect our environment, and are also urged to LIVE GREEN AND SAVE THE BLUE on April 22nd in celebration of the beauty of our land, the blueness of our skies, and our clean and bountiful ocean and sounds.
This the 22nd day of April 2011.
Raymond P. Sturza, II, Mayor