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PCW Pet Waste Campaign CBS8

By Chelsea McGimpsey | May 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

The CBS 8 news team stopped by the Project Clean Water booth this past weekend at the San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals event to learn about our newly launched Keep San Diego Doody Free dog waste campaign. The Keep San Diego Doody Free campaign aims to educate residents about how dog waste affects […]

Earth Month Calendar

By Chelsea McGimpsey | March 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

It’s Earth Month! Come out and celebrate this month at the following events: Saturday, April 15 South Bay Earth Day Bayfront Park, Chula Vista 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Head to Bayfront Park in Chula Vista on Saturday, April 15, for South County’s largest Earth Day celebration! Join in for fun, sustainable activities and learn […]

March 22 is World Water Day!

By Chelsea McGimpsey | March 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

It’s World Water Day! A day that reminds us the importance of, and to advocate for, the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Today is also a very special day for us. Project Clean Water launched on World Water Day 2021! Our goal since the beginning has been to raise awareness and spread knowledge about stormwater […]

Fix a Leak Week

By Chelsea McGimpsey | March 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

March 20-26 is annual Fix a Leak Week! Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. Runoff from outdoor leaks can be especially harmful to the environment—carrying pollutants such as pet waste, trash, yard waste, fertilizers and pesticides into storm drains, affecting our watersheds. The good news: there are so many […]

Project Clean Water Shares Holiday Recycling Tips with CBS 8

By Chelsea McGimpsey | December 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

Find out what materials you should use to stay eco-friendly and minimize waste during the holiday season. Author: Karlene Chavis Published: 6:51 PM PST December 5, 2022 Updated: 3:45 PM PST December 6, 2022 Original Article: SAN DIEGO — The holidays are here, and with numerous parties and gifts expected this month, waste will […]

Recycling Quiz

By Chelsea McGimpsey | December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

On America Recycles Day—November 15—Project Clean Water stopped by Fox 5 to do a recycling quiz on some commonly used items. Key takeaways from the visit: Make sure you read your packages! Some items, like mailers or plastic grocery bags, might have a recycle symbol with additional disposal instructions like store drop-off. Pay attention to […]

Stormwater-Friendly Holiday Tips

By Chelsea McGimpsey | November 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

The holidays are almost here! Make sure your celebrations are merry, bright and stormwater-friendly with these tips: Heading out for holiday shopping? Remember your reusable bag! When plastic bags are not disposed of properly, they can clog up our storm drains. We recommend keeping a reusable bag or two in your car so you always […]

The importance of a clean river

By Chelsea McGimpsey | October 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Did you know that the United States is home to more than 250,000 rivers? Rivers don’t just carry water from place to place—they play a major role in supporting the overall health and wellbeing of our ecosystem: they drain rainwater, create energy and provide food and habitats for plants and animals. The rivers in San […]

Project Clean Water shares eight common stormwater pollutants with San Diego Union Tribune

By Chelsea McGimpsey | September 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

This month, Project Clean Water had the opportunity to share eight common stormwater pollutants and what we can do to keep them out of our waterways in the San Diego Union-Tribune: 1. Trash & litter: Make sure anything you throw away is securely disposed of in a lidded trash or recycling bin. 2. Irrigation runoff: […]

Dude! Be Cool. Don’t Dump. campaign launch

By Chelsea McGimpsey | September 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

This month, we officially kicked off our Dude! Be Cool. Don’t Dump. campaign to encourage the proper disposal of unwanted bulky items (such as mattresses, chairs, tires, appliances, etc.) to prevent stormwater pollution. The campaign seeks to create greater awareness about how to prevent, report and eliminate unwanted bulky items by providing a centralized point […]