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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 […]

Green Streets Clean Water – Public Meeting

By Chelsea McGimpsey | July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

We’re going to improve the infrastructure in San Diego’s unincorporated communities. Can YOU help us shape the design?  Green Streets are environmentally friendly cost-effective solutions to dealing with our region’s water runoff in dry and wet weather. They use natural processes to treat wet and dry weather runoff using natural systems located along the road […]

Tidepool Tips (52W #8)

By Chelsea McGimpsey | June 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

52 Week Pledge, Action #8: Visit a tide pool and create an image or art piece inspired by your visit.  A tidepool is a pocket of seawater that can be found in the ocean’s intertidal zone (where the land meets the sea). Here in San Diego, we are lucky to have a vast number of […]

Water-Wise Money Savers (52W #5)

By Chelsea McGimpsey | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Week Five: Check with your local government agency for rebate programs Did you read that right? Yep, it’s true – you can help the environment, conserve water, and save money all at the same time. Read on for tips to help you be good to the planet and to your wallet. 1. Cut down on […]