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.

We All Think Blue, 15 sec: English

We All Think Blue, 15 sec: Spanish

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

Photo of a dog
photo of person cleaning up pet waste

the Poop

Runaway Sprinklers Reduction

irrigation hose
person adjusting sprinklers
Pesticide Free Zone sign
photo of flowers

Pesticide Pollution Prevention

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thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 29th, 2023

If waste isn’t properly disposed of, it can clog storm drains causing flooding during rain events. β˜”πŸŒŠ Help us keep San Diego clean by taking your unwanted items to a Licensed Drop-Off Zone. πŸ—‘β™» πŸ‘‰ Visit WasteFreeSD.org to find the closest drop-off locations near you. . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #DudeBeCoolDontDump @ProjectCleanWaterSD #WasteFreeSD #PollutionPrevention #StormwaterPollution

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 26th, 2023

CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND RESPONSIBLY! πŸ™ Each year, thousands of San Diegans and tourists celebrate the holiday weekend at our local beaches, bays and lakes. β˜€ It’s the unofficial start of summer and many choose to enjoy it near water. 🌊 Please remember we can all do our part to keep our public spaces clean and safe. Here are some ways you can help: βœ” PREPARE: Bring foods and beverages in reusable containers. Bring trash bags to easily dispose of litter. βœ” DISPOSE: Dispose of any waste in a covered bin and recycle. βœ” CARE: Be considerate of others, including our wildlife and pets, by not leaving anything behind. THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #MemorialDay #MemorialDay2023 #MemorialDayWeekend #WaterPollution #OceanPollution #CelebrateResponsibly

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 24th, 2023

Meet our Stormwater Champion, Erick Gallardo πŸ’§πŸ‘‹ Erick is a Code Compliance Officer with the @CityofSanDiego’s Stormwater Department. πŸ” Watch the video to hear where clean water starts and why inspections are important to keep our waterways clean. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒŠ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StormwaterInspections #StormwaterChampion #SDStormwater

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 22nd, 2023

πŸ“’ Join us and our partner @ILoveACleanSD for a litter cleanup in Ruffin Canyon on Thursday, June 1, at 3 p.m.! πŸ§ΉπŸ—‘ 80% of all coastal pollution begins inland! πŸ’§πŸŒŠ So, let’s take action! ⚑ Help us divert litter from the San Diego River Watershed and keep it from traveling to our waterways and the Pacific Ocean to keep us and our marine wildlife safe. πŸ¬πŸ πŸ¦€πŸ’™ πŸ”— Register at cleansd.org . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #CommunityCleanup #PollutionPrevention #StormwaterPollution #PollutionFree #SanDiegoRiver #ILACSD #RuffinCanyon

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 19th, 2023

Crews are currently installing street sweeping signage in the Allied Gardens community. πŸš—πŸ…ΏβŒ πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸŒŠ Street sweeping is a pollution prevention service that protects public health, marine life and our local waterways and infrastructure by strategically removing trash and pollution. πŸ§ΉπŸ—‘ The City of San Diego is increasing its street sweeping efficiency by implementing new parking restrictions in some neighborhoods so street sweepers can be more effective in picking up trash from our streets. πŸ™Œ πŸ‘‰ Please keep an eye out for any new signage in your neighborhood. Check out our interactive map to see if your street is affected by these changes. πŸ”— bit.ly/StreetSweepingMap . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StreetSweeping #ParkingRestrictions #StormwaterMaintenance #PollutionPrevention #StormwaterPollution #StopPollution #PollutionFree #AlliedGardens

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 18th, 2023

We had a blast this morning! Thank you to the 83 cyclists who stopped by our #ThinkBlueSanDiego pit stop during @sandagregion’s Bike Anywhere Day to learn more about the importance of stormwater pollution prevention. πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Clean water and clean beaches are made possible by clean stormwater! 🌊 See you all next year at the same location for Bike Anywhere Day 2024 at 5000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92106! πŸ™Œ . . . #SanDiego #SANDAG #BikeMonth #BikeAnywhereDay #BiketoWorkDay

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 17th, 2023

Meet our Stormwater Champion, Elba Leon! πŸ’§πŸ‘‹ Elba is a Motor Sweeper Operator. 🚚 Watch the video to hear why street sweeping is important for clean water and clean beaches and how you can help keep our streets clean πŸ’¦πŸŒŠ THINK BLUE SAN DIEGO πŸ’™ . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #StreetSweeping #StormwaterChampion #SDStormwater

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 15th, 2023

This Saturday, join us and our partners @SanDiegoRiver and @ILoveACleanSD for a litter cleanup in Loma Portal to celebrate San Diego River Days by protecting our namesake river and keeping litter out of our ocean. πŸ’§πŸŒŠ πŸ“… Saturday, May 20 πŸ•™ 10 a.m. to noon πŸ“ 3760 Hancock St., San Diego, CA 92110 πŸ”— Register at cleansd.org . . . #ThinkBlueSanDiego #SanDiego #SanDiegoRiverDays #SanDiegoRiver #CommunityCleanup #PollutionPrevention #StormwaterPollution #PollutionFree #LomaPortal

thinkbluesandiegoSan Diego, California

May 12th, 2023

#ThinkBlueSanDiego and @SanDiegoRiver Park Foundation joined @FOX5SanDiego this morning to kick off #RiverDays – a weeklong series of free events that celebrate and protect our natural environment. Learn more about how you can get involved between May 13 to 21 at https://sandiegoriver.org