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Why You Should Opt For Reusable Bags

By Chelsea McGimpsey | September 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

52 Week Challenge, Week 20: Use reusable bags next time you go shopping. Single use bags are a widely known pollutant, and have many negative effects including environmental damage, harm to wildlife, stormwater pollution, and more. Reusable shopping bags are a simple solution to this global and local issue, and all it takes is a […]

Know Your HazMats and Proper Disposal

By Chelsea McGimpsey | September 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many common products that we use in our daily lives contain potentially hazardous materials and require special care when disposed of. It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage, down storm drains, or onto the ground. Remember, water that enters our storm drains is released into our rivers, lakes, and the ocean […]

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

By Chelsea McGimpsey | August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

By Chelsea McGimpsey | August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

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, […]

All About Rain Barrels

By Chelsea McGimpsey | August 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Did you know you can “harvest” rainwater? In fact, harvesting rainwater helps conserve water and protect our waterways from stormwater pollution. One way you can harvest rainwater is with a rain barrel. When connected to a roof downspout, a rain barrel can capture and store roof runoff that can then be used for gardening and […]

Pollution Prevention Gardening 101

By Chelsea McGimpsey | August 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 […]

How Stormwater Pollution is Affecting San Diego

By Chelsea McGimpsey | August 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

By Chelsea McGimpsey | August 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Summer Trash Tips

By Chelsea McGimpsey | July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

The sun is out and with San Diego opening up visitors and residents alike will be heading to the beach, parks, hiking trails and other outdoor spots in greater numbers – which unfortunately means more trash and litter that can end up in our water. Here are some summer trash tips to help keep our […]

Our Non-Profit Partners

By Chelsea McGimpsey | July 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

52 Week Pledge Action #12: Visit one of our non-profit partners website and find a way you can volunteer or help. Changing Tides Foundation Founded by a surfing sisterhood in 2016, Changing Tides Foundation is a women-led growing community of diverse collaborators with a passion for solving global challenges and creating change. Changing Tides Foundation […]