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

91000

miles of streets sweeping

1309

tons of trash and debris
removed from pipes

712808

cubic feet of trash and
debris from streets

27000

linear feet of
pipes cleaned

71610

pounds of trash
and debris cleared

3177

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

April 22nd, 2024

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 ❤️ Today we celebrate our beautiful planet and take action to protect its natural resources. Stormwater pollution harms water quality, animals, plants, and humans around the globe. This Earth Day, remember to: 🗑️ Properly dispose of pollutants at the Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility located at the entrance to the Miramar Landfill; 🧹 Participate in a local cleanup event! 👇 Comment below how YOU plan on celebrating Earth Day: . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #EarthDay2024 #SanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

April 19th, 2024

Happy National Environmental Education Week! 🌎 #ProjectSWELL is a #FREE environmental education program offered to @SanDiegoUnified K-8 students & teachers! 🔬💧 Designed in partnership with @SD_Coastkeeper, Project SWELL provides water and climate science curriculum through classroom-based guided lessons and remote learning modules. 📚 🔗 Learn more at sdcoastkeeper.org/education/project-swell/ or email education@sdcoastkeeper.org for program options. . . . #ProjectSWELL #SanDiegoUnified #ThinkBlueSanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

April 17th, 2024

Get out in the field with our partner @SD_Coastkeeper to collect and examine local water samples! The Mission Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program trains volunteers to participate in monthly water collection field days at 10 sites throughout Mission Bay. 🔬💧 Join the program on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.🌊 🔊 *Note: participants must attend a training session prior to the sampling field day. 🔗 Learn more here: bit.ly/LearnMoreCoastkeeper 🔗 Register here: bit.ly/RegisterCoastkeeper . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #MissionBay #SanDiego #SDCoastkeeper #CleanWaterCleanBeaches

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

April 15th, 2024

📢 REGISTER NOW! @ILoveACleanSD’s 22nd annual Creek to Bay cleanup is just around the corner. Volunteer in San Diego County’s largest #EarthWeek cleanup event! 🧹 🌎 📅 When: April 20 @ 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. 📍 Where: 100+ inland and coastal cleanup sites throughout San Diego County to choose from! 📋 Register here: CleanSD.org/Creek-to-Bay . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #ILACSD #CreektoBay

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

April 12th, 2024

Sunday is #NationalGardeningDay! 🌱 🌻 For green thumbs & blue oceans, here are some stormwater-friendly gardening tips: 🧪 Use proper application and read labels and follow manufacturer’s instructions to keep pests away. ♻️ Use mulch or compost to better absorb water and reduce runoff. 🧹 Sweep up garden clippings, leaves, and debris and dispose in a covered bin. Happy gardening! ☀️ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #GardenTips #SanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

April 11th, 2024

Come learn about the importance of the City’s stormwater system to our quality of life. Visit the Think Blue booth on Tuesday, April 16, from 1 PM – 5 PM at the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library. Get free youth activity books and stickers for children and test your knowledge with our short quiz to get some cool swag. See you there!

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

April 10th, 2024

Happy #WatershedWednesday! 💙 🔦Today’s spotlight is on the Los Peñasquitos Watershed Did you know the Los Peñasquitos Watershed funnels rainwater through the communities of Poway, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley, and Del Mar before draining into the Pacific Ocean at the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon. 🌊 This watershed is home to more than 180 plant and animal species, several of which are endangered such as the American peregrine falcon, Quino checkerspot butterfly, Salt marsh daisy, California gnatcatcher, California least tern, and the Orange- throated whiptail. 🌱 🐦 Have you visited Los Peñasquitos Watershed? Tell us how you enjoyed it in the comments below! . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #LosPenasquitos #SanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

April 8th, 2024

📢 Join our partner @ILoveACleanSD this Thursday, April 11, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a Navajo Canyon Sunset Sweep! 🌇🧹 Help us improve the health of the San Diego River Watershed and prevent litter from polluting the Pacific Ocean. 🌊 🔗 Register and learn more information here: https://bit.ly/NavajoCanyon . . . #CommunityCleanup #ThinkBlueSanDiego #ILACSD #NavajoCanyon #SanDiego

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

April 6th, 2024

April showers can either bring May flowers or unwanted #flooding. Plants, shrubs and trees slow rain hitting the ground and help soak up excess water, giving a little added protection from flooding. But greenery is sometimes hard to find in a metro area. Make the decision to stay protected and act today. www.floodsmart.gov/whats-covered #FloodSmart #FloodInsurance // Las lluvias de abril pueden traer flores de mayo o #inundaciones no deseadas. Las plantas, arbustos y árboles retardan la lluvia que llega al suelo y ayudan a absorber el exceso de agua, brindando un poco más de protección contra las inundaciones. Pero a veces es difícil encontrar vegetación en un área metropolitana. Tome la decisión de mantenerse protegido. ¡Actúa hoy! www.floodsmart.gov/whats-covered #SeguroDeInundación