Michael Lee, Director
915 8th Street, Suite 125, Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530)749-5420 Fax: (530)749-5424
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
*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
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.
Please contact Kathy Gregg at (530) 749-5426 or email@example.com 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