We All Think Blue

For more than 20 years Think Blue San Diego has implemented innovative, proactive steps to stop pollution before it gets into storm drains. But to keep it that way, we must all dive in and do our part. Reducing stormwater pollution in our neighborhoods and communities is easy when We All Think Blue.

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20 Years Of Keeping Our Waterways Clean


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tons of trash and debris
removed from pipes


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debris from streets


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pipes cleaned


pounds of trash
and debris cleared


volunteers at 66 events

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photo of person cleaning up pet waste

the Poop

Runaway Sprinklers Reduction

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person adjusting sprinklers
Pesticide Free Zone sign
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Pesticide Pollution Prevention

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thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

August 8th, 2022

πŸ“’ VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY πŸ“’ Are you looking for a fun and family-friendly beautification project to impact your local community? 🌸🌱 Join @sandiegoriver’s River Garden Club and help maintain the Point Loma Native Plant Garden and River Mouth. Activities include watering, pruning, weeding, path maintenance, plant sign installation and more! πŸ“… Sunday, August 14, 2022 πŸ•˜ 9-11 a.m. πŸ“ 4444 Greene St., San Diego, CA 92107 πŸ”— Register at sandiegoriver.org . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #SD #SanDiegoRiver #RiverGardenClub #CommunityGarden #SDVolunteers

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

August 3rd, 2022

πŸ“’ Volunteer Opportunity πŸ“’ πŸ§ΉπŸ—‘ Join us, @iloveacleansd and Friends of Navajo Canyon for a FREE litter cleanup in Navajo Canyon! We will divert litter from the San Diego River Watershed and keep it from traveling to the Pacific Ocean. πŸ“ This event requires a signed release-of-liability waiver for all volunteers, and anyone under 18 needs a waiver signed by a guardian. πŸ“… Thursday, August 18, 2022 πŸ•’ 3 – 5 p.m. πŸ“ 5374 Adobe Falls Road, San Diego, CA 92120 πŸ”— Register at cleansd.org . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #NavajoCanyon #CommunityCleanup #StormwaterPollution #PollutionPrevention #PollutionFree #ZeroWaste #PlasticFree #ILACSD

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

August 1st, 2022

⚠ On this National Water Quality Month, we want to remind you that the water quality in our waterways is falling short of standards – and your choices can help make a difference. ⚠ Pollution, trash and toxins in our waterways are harming public health, the environment and our quality of life. By taking the below actions you can ensure our water and communities are protected for generations. πŸ’§ πŸ’¦ βœ” Picking up trash and pet waste βœ” Properly disposing of car oil and grease βœ” Not throwing anything into the street or storm drains WE MUST THINK BLUE! πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #ThinkBlue #SanDiego #NationalWaterQualityMonth #StormwaterPollution #PollutionPrevention #PollutionFree #ZeroWaste #PlasticFree #StormwaterInfrastructure

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

July 28th, 2022

Can you list all of six Earth’s natural resources? 🧐 🌎 On World Nature Conservation Day, we want to acknowledge that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and healthy society. With care and protection of all six natural resources – air, minerals, plants, soil, water and wildlife – we can preserve them for future generations. πŸŒ±πŸ’§ So let’s protect our vital resources and THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #WorldNatureConservationDay #StormwaterPollution #PollutionPrevention #PollutionFree #ZeroWaste #PlasticFree

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

July 27th, 2022

🌊 Clean Beach Coalition 🌊 Join us in keeping San Diego bays and beaches litter free during busy holiday weekends! As part of the Clean Beach Coalition, @thinkbluesandiego, @iloveacleansd, @urbancorps_sandiego, @sdparksandrec and local businesses are helping to place temporary bins along San Diego’s busiest beaches and bays over long holiday weekends to tackle the issue of beach and marine litter. πŸ—‘ To alleviate overflow and reduce marine debris, the Coalition placed 200 temporary trash and recycling bins over the Memorial Day and Independence Day weekends along San Diego’s most heavily trafficked beaches: Mission Beach, Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. πŸ– πŸ‘€ Did you spot any of them? πŸ—‘ THINKBLUESANDIEGO πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #thinkbluesandiego #sandiego #memorialday #indpendenceday #cleanbeaches #cleanbeachcoalition #stormwaterpollution #oceanpollution #pollutionprevention #stoppollution #pollutionfree #zerowaste

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

July 25th, 2022

Together with @sdcoastkeeper and the @eissandiego, we’re celebrating completing 3,000 teaching engagements with Project SWELL this school year! πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«πŸ‘ Thanks to our partners and Education Coordinator Delanie Medina. πŸ™ Project SWELL is an innovative environmental education program that connects San Diego students to local water issues and climate science and empowers them to protect the environment. πŸ‘‰ Learn about our #environmentaleducation program at sdcoastkeeper.org/education/project-swell. . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #ProjectSWELL #SDCoatkeeper #StormwaterPollution #PollutionPrevention #WaterPollution #ZeroWaste

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

July 22nd, 2022

Did you know? πŸ€” At least 8 million tons of plastic trash enters the ocean every yearβ€Ό Trash that gets left on the ground or overflows from trash cans πŸ—‘ gets carried through our storm drain system and into the ocean. πŸ’§ In turn, animals eat the trash or get tangled up and hurt by it. πŸ¬πŸ πŸ¦πŸ¦žπŸ¦€ To raise awareness and help the community understand the importance of pollution prevention, @sdgirlscouts Daisy Troop #4672 designed a mermaid using plastic trash found on San Diego beaches for their Take Action Project. 🌼 πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸŒŠ So, what does the Girls Scout Daisy Troop recommend you do? βœ” Pick up your trash! βœ” Take it with you when you leave the beach. βœ” Find another trash can if one is full. βœ” Recycle! Thank you Daisy Troop #4672! 🌼 . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #GirlScoutsSanDiego #GirlScoutsDaisyTroop #StormwaterPollution #PollutionPrevention #WaterPollution #ZeroWaste #sdgirlscouts

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

July 20th, 2022

🧐 Did you know that power washing can contribute to polluting our local waterways if not done properly? πŸ’¦ High-pressure washing, power washing and hosing down outdoor surfaces can cause ocean pollution when wash water picks up pollutants and carries them to the local waterways via the storm drain system. ⚠️ That’s why it’s so important to follow the 3 C’s when using water to clean – you MUST have a plan to Control, Contain, Capture and dispose of the water you use to prevent it from entering storm drains. 🚨 Violations can result in fines of up to $10,000 per incident per day, so please make sure to power wash responsibly. πŸ‘‰ For information on how best to handle water, visit ThinkBlue.org. . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #PowerWashing #PressureWashing #SanDiegoBusiness #StormwaterRegulations #StormwaterPollution #PollutionPrevention #WaterPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

July 19th, 2022

πŸš—πŸšš They see me rolling… Be on the lookout for the new branded Think Blue vehicles cruising through town! πŸ‘€ The Stormwater Department works hard to improve and maintain water quality, keep communities safe from flooding and provide community benefits through habitat restoration, clean streets and stormwater harvesting. πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈπŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Part of the team’s job is to educate the public on the need for significant investments to upgrade the stormwater system to ensure clean water and clean beaches for all of us. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ πŸ‘‰ To learn more about what we do and how you can help with our mission, visit ThinkBlue.org. . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StormwaterDepartment #StormwaterInfrastucture #StormwaterMaintenance #StormwaterPollution #WaterQuality #CleanWater