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Everyday Stormwater Superheroes: Elisa, Stormwater Environmental Specialist

By Chelsea McGimpsey | December 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are many amazing people in San Diego County who are making a positive difference in their communities and working hard to help reduce stormwater pollution. In recognition of their incredible work, Project Clean Water is celebrating and highlighting these special individuals. Meet our very first Everyday Stormwater Superhero! Elisa is a Stormwater Environmental Specialist […]

Why Mulch is a Must

By Chelsea McGimpsey | November 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Using mulch in your garden has several important benefits that will help the environment and make your life easier. If you haven’t already made the choice to use mulch, this list of reasons will convince you. Mulch helps to reduce stormwater pollution. Mulch reduces runoff by absorbing water. This not only helps your plants and […]

Nominate an Everyday Stormwater Superhero in Your Community!

By Chelsea McGimpsey | October 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are many amazing people in San Diego County who are making a positive difference in their communities and work hard to help reduce stormwater pollution – and we want to celebrate them. In recognition of their incredible work, Project Clean Water is highlighting these special individuals and sharing their stories – but we can’t […]

2022 Los Peñasquitos WQIP Update

By Chelsea McGimpsey | October 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Los Peñasquitos Watershed Management Area (WMA) Responsible Agencies are performing an update of the Los Peñasquitos WMA Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP). View update here: https://projectcleanwater.org/download/los-penasquitos-wma-wqip-updated-2022/ The WQIP update focuses on the evaluation of the WMA’s WQIP Priority Water Quality Conditions, the water quality of waterbodies listed on the Environmental Protections Agency’s 2016 303(d) […]

5 Reasons to Opt for Reusable Water Bottles

By Chelsea McGimpsey | October 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Did you know? The U.S. alone uses nearly 50 million plastic water bottles each year. The majority of these end up in waterways or landfills and are a major contributor to stormwater pollution and negative environmental effects. All we need to do to solve this issue is simply use less plastic water bottles and the […]

Rainy Season Checklist — Are you ready for wet weather?

By Chelsea McGimpsey | October 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

When it rains, runoff from your home and property can carry pollutants such as bacteria, chemicals, auto fluids or trash directly to our waterways. Water that enters our storm drains is not treated before it enters our local creeks, rivers and the ocean. Clean water means healthy communities. Here are some actions you can take […]

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, […]