We have beavers in San Diego! Learn about where they are, and why they are helpful watershed warriors!
All Water is Water: Let’s rethink how we manage water in San Diego
Imagine the path a drop of water from high in the mountains takes to get to your faucet and what happens after it goes down the drain.
Why did the City of San Diego change their Rain Barrel Rebate Program?
Help us advocate for better rainwater rebate programs to increase awareness about this important resourece.
Beyond compliance: meeting stormwater requirements while maximizing every drop of water and every dollar
Stormwater regulations for new development are important ways the county can ensure compliance with watershed protection requirements. The county has a Best Management Practice manual, which includes resources for how to engineer detention or biofiltration…
A Tale of Two Watersheds: Simple Backyard Solutions are the Key to Watershed Health
Two different watersheds, two different problems facing them. We have the solution! Small scale, backyard solutions across the county solve large scale watershed problems when everyone contributes.
Ready to Catch Some Rain!
If you are thinking about catching some rainwater for irrigation and you already have all your downspouts and surface drains plumbed to the storm drain, this can be a great scenario. In this project, we…
A green roof is an extension of an existing roof that includes high-quality waterproofing, drainage, filter cloth, light-weight growth medium, plants and irrigation. Snapshot of how green roofs are assembled. Green roof benefits include: Beauty and aesthetics Increased longevity…
Protect and Conserve: The Small Stuff Counts!
Collect rainwater and pick up trash. It all matters!
Inspirational Urban Homesteading in Australia
I recently had the opportunity to meet Author and Innovator Michael Mobbs, Sustainable Home, at his inner city home in Chippendale, Sydney. Here he is off the grid for water. He catches rainwater for showering, cooking, and…