Clean Water News
Educational “Slow the Flow” Video
San Francisco Estuary Partnership Podcasts
Audio Clip on How to Reduce Stormwater Pollution
Mercury & Wildlife
Your Pesticide May Be Polluting the Bay
Rainfall and watering of lawns and gardens can create runoff that washes pesticides, fertilizers and other contaminants into the storm drains. Get more information about the dangers as well as less-toxic alternatives.
Cities Key Source of Toxics in Bay, Study Finds
Many people still believe business is still responsible for most water pollution. Read this October 5th SF Chronicle article to find out who and what is polluting our Bay.
The Delta Smelt-a Small Fish Caught in a Big Fuss
The delta smelt is arguably the most powerful player in California water. Its movements rule the pumping operations of the state’s biggest water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Efforts to stave off its demise have at times reduced water deliveries to 25 million people and 2 million acres of farmland, magnifying the impact of the recent drought and forcing farmers to fallow fields. See the Feb 2nd LA Times article to learn more.
Gray Water Systems Growing in Popularity, Ingenuity and Ease of Installation
Until recently, gray (recycled) water had the patina of being on the fringe or new age. And it seemed, therefore,
dismissible. But that image is changing. As the need to conserve water drives innovation and demand, gray
water is finding a place in landscapes and gardens across California. For more information read the
February 7th CC Times article.
“A Creek Without a Voice” Video
We hope you will enjoy this 2 minute video provided by the City of Martinez. It illustrates the affect of your daily activities on the waterways around you. It takes a full minute or more (depending on your internet connection) to download, but it’s worth the wait.