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About Us

The Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership (SSQP) is a multi-jurisdictional
program made up of Sacramento County and the incorporated cities of Sacramento,
Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, and Rancho Cordova, educating and
encouraging the community to protect local waterways from the impacts of urban
run-off, which flows untreated from storm drains to creeks, streams and rivers.

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is rain that flows over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground. In urban areas less rain is able to infiltrate into the ground, thus creating urban runoff and picking up pollutants along the way. Stormwater carries pollutants such as trash, pet waste, and garden chemicals into nearby storm drains, which eventually flows into waterways untreated. This harms the quality of our waterways.

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Ways to Protect Water

We need your help to protect our local waters!

Water pollution primarily comes from residents and you
are the most important solution to stormwater pollution.
Learn how you can help prevent stormwater pollution
and improve our community.

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Mercury

Mercury is very toxic to people and wildlife, and some of its uses have resulted in widespread contamination of the environment. Let’s work together to protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the community for our enjoyment now…and for our children’s enjoyment in the future.

Stop pollution at the source:

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Mercury

Pesticides

Using less or non-toxic alternatives in your garden is important for a healthy garden, the beneficial bugs, our waterways, and our ecosystem. Let’s work together to protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the community for our enjoyment now…and for our children’s enjoyment in the future.

Stop pollution at the source:

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Pesticides

Pet Waste

When pet waste is improperly disposed of, it can be picked up by stormwater runoff and washed into storm drains then directly to the river without being treated. Let’s work together to protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the community for our enjoyment now…and for our children’s enjoyment in the future.

Stop pollution at the source:

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Pet Waste

Trash

Litter from sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and nature areas eventually find its way into our rivers. Let’s work together to protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the community for our enjoyment now…and for our children’s enjoyment in the future.

Stop pollution at the source:

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Trash
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Events Calendar

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  • Parkway Clean-Up: High School & College Students
    09:00 -12:00
    12/03/2022

    Location: Watt Avenue River Access | 8703 La Riviera Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826

    This clean-up is specifically for high school and college aged students.

    Please arrive at 9:00am to sign in and receive a safety briefing. We will head out to clean by 9:10am

    Volunteers under age 18 must bring a signed youth waiver with them. Volunteers 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    What to wear: sturdy/comfortable closed-toe shoes, hat, long pants, long-sleeves, gloves, sunscreen, & bug spray.

    What to bring: Water! Take breaks & learn the signs of heat exhaustion.

  • Sacramento Picks It Up!
    10:00 -12:00
    12/03/2022

    Location: McKinley Park

    Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Come out for our monthly McKinley Park Trash Dash from 10 am until noon. This is a family friendly event on good terrain and a chance to meet some friends in the neighborhood. We will meet by the Duck Pond and we have plenty of city supplied trash grabbers and trash bags. We will also have a dumpster available to fill up while we are picking things up around our community. Wear good walking shoes, bring some water and your gardening gloves

    We’ll be there, Rain or Shine!

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Pet waste is a significant, yet preventable, water pollutant. Please clean up after your pet!

Not all bugs are bad! Learn how
good bugs can defend your home
against pests

Landscape and Nursery Expo

Businesses from all around participate in this annual event. Residents can learn various landscape techniques as well as purchase supplies, equipment, and attend educational seminars.

Tuesday, May 3

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