Celebrate Our Bay, Creeks and Wetlands on Coastal Cleanup Day, September 15
Volunteer for a Local Event and Help Protect Creeks & the Bay
To find an event near you, visit our Volunteer page.
Working with agencies from around Alameda County, the Clean Water program facilitates local compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act. We foster a culture of stewardship of our local creeks, wetlands and the Bay. Alameda County homes and businesses are connected to these important waters through the network of stormdrains found in every neighborhood.
ALWAYS USE A COMMERCIAL CAR WASH. YOU’LL PREVENT POLLUTION AND SAVE WATER TOO.
Fred Frog and Izzy Egret want you to know that soapy, dirty, grimy water hurts. When you wash your car on the street or in your driveway, all that dirty, grimy, soapy water runs down the storm drain and into creeks and the Bay. Even biodegradeable soap is harmful. Egrets, herons, red-legged frogs, turtles, seagulls, trout, stilts....all birds, fish and amphibians are at risk.