Alameda County Clean Water Program Public Information and Outreach Program
The Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) provides assistance to the Alameda County Clean Water Program's Unincorporated Area and Flood Control and Water Conservation District programs by coordinating their Public Information and Outreach Program. This program is mandated by the Regional Water Quality Control Board in an effort to raise awareness of the impacts of stormwater pollution in local communities, and to give local residents information on how they can help protect our watersheds and the Bay. The program includes: a stormdrain marking and maintenance program, advertising campaigns, local media relations, maintaining a stormwater point of contact, public outreach and citizen involvement events, watershed stewardship collaborative efforts, school-aged children outreach, and outreach to municipal officials.
Part-Time Watershed Outreach Intern Position
The Alameda County Resouce Conservation District has filled the spring part-time intern position to assist with weekend public outreach events. Please check back for future openings.
Be the Street Anti-Litter Campaign and Video Contest
The Alameda County Clean Water Program is a member of BASMAA (Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association), and is taking part in a Bay Area wide anti-litter campaign funded through BASMAA called "Be the Street You Want to Be." The major focus of this campaign is an anti-littering video contest for youth ages 14-24.
The deadline for video contest entries ended on January 7, 2013. We had an overwhelming 51 video entries, and BASMAA has chosen a winner! Please visit the Be the Street website at http://www.bethestreet.org/ for more information. If you are interested in attending the on-line awards show, please click here for the details. If you have any questions about the video contest, or for more information, please contact Cynthia Butler at email@example.com.
Community Stewardship Grants
The Community Stewardship Grant Program provides funding through the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program for projects that contain a stormwater pollution prevention message and a community/public outreach component. We are now accepting grant proposals for the 2013/14 Fiscal Year. Please click here to view a flyer with more information, or visit the Alameda County Clean Water Program website at http://www.cleanwaterprogram.org/grants.
The ACRCD is representing the Clean Water Program at the following events in spring 2013. At some of these events we will be featuring a booth, with the Clean Water Program message focused on tips to reduce pesticides and chemicals that end up in our waterways and the Bay by using less-toxic methods to eliminate pests around the home and garden:
- February 16th, 17th and 18th - Alameda County Spring Home and Garden Show
- April 27th - Earth Day Clean-Up at Cull Canyon Reservior
- Cinco de Mayo Celebration at the Ashland Community Center
- May - October - San Lorenzo Farmers Market
- May 17th - Palomares Watershed Expo
- June 19th - July 7th - Alameda County Fair
If you would like to get involved and volunteer at one of our community work days, please see upcoming citizen involvement events organized by our Hands-On-Conservation Program. You can also see some of the school-age education programs that the ACRCD coordinates by clicking here.
Want to learn more about what you can do to help prevent stormwater pollution? Please click on the press releases below!
Reduce Litter by Making Reusables Part of Your Daily Routine
Parents: Make Reusables a Lunch and Snack Time Fixture for Kids
Pest Control Problems? Call an IMP Certified Pest Control Professional
Rainy Season Tips
Ten Green Tips for the New Year
Ten Ways to Save the Bay
Car Washing Tips
For more information, please visit the Clean Water Program website at http://www.cleanwaterprogram.org, or contact Cynthia Butler, Alameda County Clean Water Program Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.