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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volunteers at 66 events

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the Poop

Runaway Sprinklers Reduction

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Pesticide Pollution Prevention

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thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 28th, 2022

When it rains, stormwater flows from roofs, sidewalks and other urban surfaces onto city streets, picking up pollution along the way. This water enters storm drains and flows untreated into our rivers, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean. πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸŒŠ We must keep our streets clean to protect our beautiful city, waters and marine wildlife. πŸ¬πŸ πŸ¦‘πŸ¦žπŸ¦€ πŸ‘‰ Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive regular stormwater updates, pollution prevention tips and information on upcoming events. πŸ”— ThinkBlue.org . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StormwaterTips #Stormwater #StormwaterPollution #PollutionPrevention #ZeroWaste #CleanWater #WaterPollution #OceanPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 27th, 2022

🌊 HIGH IMPACT ALERT 🌊 Because of *your* support keeping San Diego beaches and bays clean during Labor Day weekend, an estimated 12,080 pounds of litter and debris was diverted from our oceans and away our marine friends! πŸ‹ As part of the Clean Beach Coalition, @thinkbluesandiego, @iloveacleansd, @urbancorps_sandiego, @sdparksandrec and local businesses helped place 30 recycling and trash bins along San Diego’s high-traffic areas in Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Mission Bay. Those bins collected 5,640 pounds of recycling and 6,440 pounds of trash for a grand total of 12,080 pounds! πŸ—‘ πŸ– πŸ‘ THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING RESPONSIBLY, SAN DIEGO! πŸ‘ THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #thinkbluesandiego #sandiego #laborday #cleanwater #cleanbeaches #cleanbeachcoalition #stormwaterpollution #oceanpollution #pollutionprevention #stoppollution #pollutionfree #zerowaste #waterislife

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 25th, 2022

On today’s World Rivers Day, we celebrate our world’s waterways πŸ’¦πŸ’§ There are many ways you can show your appreciation for our waterways. Join @sandiegoriver for a habitat restoration, meet up with @iloveacleansd or @sdcoastkeeper for a cleanup, or go on a nature walk – whatever best helps you Think Blue! πŸ‘ πŸ‘‰ Visit ThinkBlue.org to learn more about our San Diego watersheds and why it is important to protect them. . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #WorldRiversDay #SanDiegoRiver #SanDiegoWaterways #SanDiegoWatersheds #Watersheds #Waterways #PollutionPrevention #ZeroWaste #CleanWater #WaterPollution #OceanPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 23rd, 2022

Do not miss STORMWATER AWARENESS WEEK from September 26-30, 2022! πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Stormwater Awareness Week celebrates and educates on all things stormwater. During this event, stormwater professionals, veterans and anyone interested in all things water can join several workshops for FREE! 😲 Learn how stormwater affects ocean life and water quality, and dive into the unique challenges industrial facilities, municipalities and construction projects have near places where the river meets the sea. 🌊 Will you attend? ☺ 🀫 Psst. They are also looking for workshop hosts! Get involved and give a 1-hour online workshop. πŸ”— Register for FREE at stormwaterawareness.org. . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StormwaterAwarenessWeek @stormwaterawarenessweek #StormwaterAwareness #StormwaterPollution #PollutionPrevention #WaterReuse #WaterProfessionals #StormwaterProfessionals

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 22nd, 2022

Fall is here! πŸ‚ While many of us look forward to fresher weather, we must remember what this means for our water. Leaves contribute to stormwater pollution. They can enter the storm drains and pipes, clogging them and causing flooding. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ πŸ‘‰ Help protect our San Diego waterways by never raking leaves into a storm drain and keeping our streets and water clean. Instead, remove leaves from gutters, ditches, driveways, sidewalks and streets – and properly dispose of them in the compost bin. πŸ§ΉπŸ—‘ THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #FallEquinox #FallIsHere #WelcomeFall #PollutionPrevention #ZeroWaste #CleanWater #WaterPollution #OceanPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 22nd, 2022

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who joined us last Saturday to Think Blue on California Coastal Cleanup Day! With your help, we removed a total of 37,000 pounds of trash/debris from our local environment – 27,950 pounds of trash, 2,550 pounds of recycling and 6,500 pounds of green waste. πŸ§ΉπŸ—‘ Can you believe it? Clean water and clean beaches are made possible by clean stormwater; without people like you, clean waterways would not be possible. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Thank you for helping us stop pollution before it enters our storm drains and reaches our beautiful bays, rivers, creeks, beaches, and the ocean. 🌊 THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #CoastalCleanupDay #CaliforniaCoastalCleanup #StopPollution #PollutionFree #PollutionPrevention #PreventPollution #ZeroWaste #CommunityCleanup #BeachCleanup

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 21st, 2022

πŸ“’ REMINDER: Starting September 22, enforcement for the street sweeping route 407 in Encanto along Pierino Drive will begin ❗ Street sweeping is crucial to keeping our streets clean of trash and debris and to protect our water quality. Not only can debris block storm drains and cause localized flooding during rain events, but stormwater also enters our waterways untreated ❗ 🧹 Street sweeping is an effective method of removing both the large and microscopic pollutants that collect on City streets. πŸ‘‰ For more specific information regarding parking restrictions and citations, please visit ThinkBlue.org or check out the interactive street sweeping map to learn if your street will be impacted by any street sweeping route changes at bit.ly/StreetSweepingMap. . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StreetSweeping #StreetSweepingMap #StormwaterPollution #WaterPollution #PollutionFree #StopPollution #PollutionPrevention

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 20th, 2022

πŸ“Ί Did you see us on @KUSINews’ Good Morning San Diego this past Friday? πŸ‘€ Check out the segment to see what our Interim Director of the @cityofsandiego Stormwater Department, Bethany Bezak, and @iloveacleansd Director of Marketing and Communications, Edwin Mendoza, have to say about the importance of clean stormwater, and how you can make a difference in the cleanliness of our beaches. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ πŸ”— bit.ly/CCD2022_KUSINews THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #CoastalCleanupDay #CaliforniaCoastalCleanupDay #PollutionPrevention #StopPollution #StormwaterPolluton #PollutionFree #ZeroWaste #StopTrash

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

September 19th, 2022

πŸ“’ It is National Pollution Prevention Week! What better time to volunteer with @sandiegoriver for a cleanup at the San Diego River Estuary. πŸ§ΉπŸ—‘ Help remove trash from our San Diego River and prevent it from polluting native animal habitats, creating unsightly piles in our parks and public spaces, leaching contaminants into the water, and being washed out into our ocean and beaches! πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸŒŠ πŸ“… Saturday, September 24, 2022 πŸ•˜ 9 a.m. to noon πŸ“ Please park in the vacant dirt lot slightly East of the W. Mission Bay Dr. bridge. πŸ”— Register at sandiegoriver.org . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #CommunityCleanup #SanDiegoRiver #StormwaterPollution #WaterPollution #PollutionFree #StopPollution #PollutionPrevention