​News and Updates

  • Draft Stormwater Design Standards are available for viewing for Projects in the Sacramento County area. Will your project be affected? See New Standards for Development Projects for more information.
  • You can apply for a Watershed Education Grant! Grants up to $2,500 are being offered to eligible schools who are interested in educating students about the importance of protecting and preserving local creeks and rivers.  More details on grants or to get started.


​Use manual tools! Rake your leaves!

Don't blow them! Raking leaves can lower your utility bill AND prevent localized flooding by keeping storm drains clear for early winter storms. 

​Sprinkle it wisely!

Check your irrigation system. Water lawns only when needed and turn off automatic sprinklers.  

​Leaves make great mulch!

Put fallen leaves to work in your yard! Put a 3-inch deep layer of mulch around young trees and shrubs, extending the mulch to the drip line. Keep the leaves at least 6 inches away from the base of the tree.​ 

What you can do to protect our stormwater quality in the...





For more information on landscaping tips, check out www.riverfriendly.org

Call 875-RAIN to report illegal dumping, plugged storm drains, and other drainage problems.​​​​​​