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.

Get Involved

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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  • UC IPM: Invasive Species, Part 2 Webinar
    12:00 -13:00
    06/16/2022

    Aphids, Mealybugs, and Scales: Oh My!

    This webinar will help you learn more about invasive species. Presented by Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide IPM Program.

    Visit the Urban and Community Webinar website at https://ucanr.edu/sites/ucipm-community-webinars/ to find out more about this webinar series.

  • Our Water Our World – Summer Pest Management
    17:00 -19:00
    06/16/2022

    Julie & Suzanne have created a special webinar for you, they are only going to discuss the pests we find and how to management them. You have learned from them about the benefits of adding compost, mulch, organic fertilizers and how to water properly. Now they are going to show you how to reduce &/or prevent several pests that you see around the home & garden. If you have a pest you’d like to be sure they cover, please email them your request at ourwaterourworld@gmail.com . This program is ideal for any level of gardener.

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  • Planting for Beneficial Insects: How to Make a Habitat Garden – Tora Rocha
    11:00 -13:00
    06/17/2022

    Planting for Beneficial Insects: How to Make a Habitat Garden – Tora Rocha

    Learn how to build a pollinator friendly habitat garden with native and locally-sourced plants. A large number of flowering plants rely on an animal for pollination, successful seed set, and fruit growth. Even self-fertile plants like tomatoes or plants that are typically wind-pollinated, like grapes can benefit from animal “vectors”—animals that help to transport pollen. Hear about the 1800+ California native bees that pollinate 75% of the food we eat. Understand the life cycle of the pollinators in relation to your eco-friendly landscaping practices. Even the smallest yards have room for a bee hotel!

    Sponsored by ReScape supporter, the SSQP (Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership (SSQP)

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Pet waste is the third leading cause of urban water pollution. 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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