SEATTLE — Rushing down toward the water Mark Grey was concerned oil was spilling into the water. He and his associates had spotted what they describe as a giant oil slick out at Lake Union, but by the time they made it to the water a reality hit them: This wasn’t an oil slick, it was typical runoff from local roads.
“That was our aha moment,” said Grey, nearly nine years later as he walked KIRO 7 around a construction site.
Grey knew back in 2011 that there was a problem, he just wasn’t sure how he could help fix it. After consulting with contractors, scientists and the Nature Conservancy – he found his answer.