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


miles of streets sweeping


tons of trash and debris
removed from pipes


cubic feet of trash and
debris from streets


linear feet of
pipes cleaned


pounds of trash
and debris cleared


volunteers at 66 events

Pick Up
the Poop

Runaway Sprinklers Reduction

Be Wary of Using Pesticides

Pesticide Pollution Prevention

Dry Wash

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thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 24th, 2024

Today is National β€œSkip the Straw” Day! 🚯πŸ₯€ According to @TheMarineMammalCenter, plastic pollution accounts for 90% of the debris found in our oceans, beaches and bays. Most of that comes from single-use plastics like bottles, utensils, straws, and food wrappers. 🐟 So, ditch the plastic straw and opt for a reusable water bottle instead to prevent single-use plastics from contaminating our beloved waterways! 🌊 THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸ’™ #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #SkipTheStrawDay2024 #PlasticPollution #ReduceReuseRecycle

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 20th, 2024

Did you know? πŸ€” Watersheds are land areas that channel rainfall into local waterways and the ocean. πŸ’§ Watershed conditions affect the health of our oceans, lakes, and rivers, as pollutants can wash off the land to our waterways. 🌊 πŸ”— Learn more about watersheds near you and how to keep them clean and safe at ThinkBlue.org. #ThinkBlueSanDiego #WatershedWednesday #SanDiego #SanDiegoWatersheds

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 19th, 2024

Today is #WorldWhaleDay! 🌎🐳 Whales are crucial for healthy oceans, as they provide nutrients that help the ocean produce more oxygen, helping fish and other species thrive and reproduce. πŸ‹ Let’s protect our oceans and keep whales safe and healthy by preventing ocean pollution. πŸŒŠπŸ’™ πŸ”— Visit ThinkBlue.org to learn how. #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 16th, 2024

The @CityofSanDiego is investing in green infrastructure to protect and restore the natural water cycle. πŸ’¦ Vegetative elements like trees and plants filter, absorb and store water when it rains. 🌿 In addition, green infrastructure helps remove pollution and capture trash that is carried by water. πŸ’§ Through increased green infrastructure projects, our water will be protected. 🌊 πŸ”— Learn more at bit.ly/TB-FiveYearPlan2023. #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 14th, 2024

Sweep litter off the street and your Valentine off their feet! πŸ§ΉπŸ’˜ Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you remember to love our local waterways – today and always – by disposing of trash in a covered bin. πŸ—‘ THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸ’™ πŸ”— Learn more at ThinkBlue.org. #ThinkBlueSanDiego #CleanWaterCleanBeaches

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 12th, 2024

πŸ“’ Join the @SanDiegoRiver RiverWatch team this Thursday, Feb. 15, at 8:30 a.m. to collect water quality data and document the health of the San Diego River. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Data gathered during this volunteer event will help with identifying trends that can inform future river management decisions. πŸ”¬πŸ’§ πŸ”— Register at SanDiegoRiver.org. πŸ“·: @sdcoastkeeper @chris.parkes.photo #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SDRPF #RiverWatch #SanDiegoRiver #SanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 9th, 2024

Why is keeping pollutants out of stormwater so important? πŸ€” It helps protect our water quality, creates flood-safe communities, restores natural spaces, bolsters our water supply, strengthens our beautiful city and brings communities together. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Help us keep our stormwater as clean as possible and #ThinkBlueSanDiego. πŸ’™ πŸ”— Visit ThinkBlue.org to learn how. πŸ“· @chris.parkes.photo @sd_coastkeeper #SanDiego #CleanStormwater #PreventWaterPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 7th, 2024

πŸ“’ One of the hardest-hit areas by recent storms has been the neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego. Want to help? Join us and our partner @ILoveACleanSD for a litter cleanup this Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.! β˜•πŸš― During this cleanup event, you will be helping remove trash and debris from the watershed and prevent that pollution form reaching local waterways like Chollas Creek. πŸ’§πŸŒŠ πŸ“ Meet us at Southcrest Park in Encanto, 4149 Newton Ave., San Diego, CA 92113. πŸ”— Register at CleanSD.org. #ThinkBlueSanDiego #ILACSD

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

February 5th, 2024

Did you know? πŸ€” The amount of used oil produced from a single car oil change can pollute up to one million gallons of freshwater. That’s nearly two Olympic-size swimming pools! 🌊 Automotive fluids, including motor oil, antifreeze, transmission fluids, degreasers and solvents, are hazardous wastes that must be cleaned up immediately with absorbent materials if spilled to prevent them from entering our local storm drains. πŸš—πŸ’§ TIP: Recycling automotive fluids at the Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility can help prevent pollution of our local waterways. β™»οΈπŸ’¦ πŸ“ Make an appointment FREE OF CHARGE to recycle at the Miramar Landfill (5161 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111). πŸ”— Learn more at ThinkBlue.org. #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #CleanWaterCleanBeaches #MotorOilRecycling #HazardousWaste