​​News and Updates

School Grants Now Available! The Sacramento County Stormwater Quality Program provides grants to schools that are involved in projects that help students understand the importance of protecting local creeks and rivers.  Each school recipient can receive up to $2,500 to help fund projects. Click here for more info

 

The Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership is a proud partner of Caltrans' Statewide Stormwater Public Education and Outreach campaign, Protect Every Drop.

 Caltrans' "Protect Every Drop" campaign shares the SSQP's mission to educate the public about keeping our waterways clean. The goal of their campaign is to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution and to change behaviors of the motoring public to reduce stormwater in and around the state highway system. visit their website to learn more.

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​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...

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

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.​​​​​​