Our commitment to Salmon Safe is an important part of the construction of the New Upper School Building. In following the guidelines for Salmon Safe, our general contractors Exxel Pacific put in place a surface water management plan. Exxel lays down absorbent hay, grass swaddles, and silt fencing on all sloped surfaces (see picture). The goal of this plan is to prevent any construction runoff from leaving the project jobsite. Water runoff has the potential to infiltrate local streams and diminish water quality for fish and other wildlife. These measures stop water from flowing away from the project and into the street. Any water that is not captured in this way is then captured in the large on-site water reservoir.