Chelsea McGimpsey

Common Stormwater Pollutants – What They Are And How You Can Help

Storm drains are an important part of our infrastructure and help to keep rainfall, or stormwater, from flooding our streets and neighborhoods. However, rainwater and irrigation runoff wash pollutants, trash and chemicals into our storm drains. Stormwater is untreated – meaning it runs directly into our oceans, rivers and waterways along with anything else it …

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Los Peñasquitos Water Quality Improvement Plan Update – Consultation Panel Public Meeting

The Los Peñasquitos Watershed Management Area (WMA) Responsible Agencies are performing an update of the Water Quality Improvement Plan for the Los Peñasquitos Watershed (WQIP). The WQIP update will focus on the evaluation of the WMA WQIP Priority Water Quality Conditions, evaluating water quality for waterbodies in the EPA’s 2016 303(d) Impaired Water Bodies List, …

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Pollution Prevention Gardening 101

Pollution prevention gardening is all about smart, sustainable gardening that uses greener methods and fewer chemicals to help reduce stormwater pollution. It’s a healthier, more cost-effective style of gardening that focuses on enhancing, nourishing and protecting the local environment. If you choose to plant fruits and veggies, you get the added benefit of growing and …

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How Stormwater Pollution is Affecting San Diego

Stormwater pollution is one of the most persistent threats to San Diego’s water quality. Stormwater is untreated – meaning that it travels directly into our rivers, lakes, and the ocean, along with any pollutants it may pick up along the way. The facts are relatively simple – but what are some of the actual effects …

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How Well Do You Know Clean Water? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

Test your clean water awareness! Take our Clean Water Knowledge quiz and see how many questions you can answer correctly. Helpful Links and Articles: What is a Watershed? Learn more about Water-Wise Rebates Summer Beach Clean Up Tips Report Pollution Tool San Diego’s Watersheds 52 Ways to Love Your Water Pledge Thanks for taking the …

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