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Educational Outreach

Public Works
Michael Lee, Director
915 8th Street, Suite 125, Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530)749-5420      Fax: (530)749-5424
email: [email protected]
Educational Outreach

Preventing Pollution Tips

Everyday activities such as yard work and washing  your car can have a detrimental impact on our water quality.  Learn what you can do to help keep our water clean by using the  following advice and by visiting the links below:

  *Don't dump anything down storm drains.  Chemicals and household products such as paint, oil, and pesticides are
    harmful to fish, wildlife, and people.
  *Dispose of litter properly.
  *Keep storm drains clear of debris, dirt, sand, silt, and wastes.
  *Prevent dripping and spilling automotive fluids. Used oil and filters, antifreeze, and other automotive fluids can be safely 
    recycled at a local used oil collection center.
  *Wash cars and other vehicles at a car wash, rather than in a yard or on the street where the soap and oil will flow into a
    storm drain.
  *Reduce or eliminate use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers for landscaping and lawns.
  *Compost or recycle leaves and yard waste, do not dump into streams or behind fences.
  *Prevent livestock from entering watercourses by fencing and other means.
  *Clean up after pets and dispose of in trash can.
  *Take steps during construction activities to prevent dirt and sediment from running offsite and onto waterways.

Preventing Pollution Brochures
General Information for Homeowner's
Painting without polluting
Landscaping & Gardening
Horse & Livestock Activities
Safe Use and Disposal of Pesticides
Safe Disposal of Household Medications
Carpet Cleaning guidelines
Concrete & Creeks don't mix
Vehicle Washing & Maintenance

Tabletop Model
As part of Yuba County's ongoing educational outreach for storm water quality awareness we have purchased a table-top model that provides a unique, interactive learning experience.   The model makes the connection between what we do on earth and environmental quality.  It is a learning tool for all age levels, helping people see how they can make a difference and is used in green education programs around the world.

                                                 Young student with tabletop water drainage map

                                          Graphic of tabletop water drainage map

Please contact Kathy Gregg at (530) 749-5426 or [email protected] if you are interested in having us come to your classroom or event for a demonstration.

Water Board Educational Tools
Storm Water Pollution...and the Solutions
Teachers and Educators
Games & activities
Neighborhood Action Kits