​​News and Updates

2019-2020 Watershed Stewardship and Education Grant Now Available! The Stormwater Quality Program is offering grants to community groups and school projects that protect, restore or enhance our creeks and rivers. Each recipient can receive up to $2,500 in grant funds. Read the announcement for more details.

 Eligibility requirements:
• Eligible projects must be located within the Sacramento County Storm Water Utility Boundaries or directly affect the residents of these areas. View the map of eligible areas.
• If you're interested in applying for a school project, please visit the School Programs web page for more details.

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.


​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.​ 

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

To report illegal dumping, plugged storm drains, and other drainage problems: Call 311 or 916-875-4311, go online at www.311.saccounty.net, or download the Sac County 311 Connect mobile app.