Fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides have various ecological effects, toxicities, and chemical fate and transport based on the product’s chemical components. Depending on the chemicals’ characteristics, they can have unintended harmful effects on terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals, and can end up in our soil, water, and air. Practicing proper fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide application…Read more
[dropcap]U[/dropcap]ncontrolled stormwater runoff from construction sites can significantly impact water quality within Madera County. As stormwater flows over a construction site, it can pick up pollutants like sediment, trash, and chemicals and transport them to storm drains or directly into streams and rivers. In an attempt to limit the amount of construction generated pollutants from…Read more
Pressure Washing and Surface Cleaning [dropcap]S[/dropcap] Mobile cleaning and pressure washing related business need to be aware that the discharge of pollutants from washing activities into storm drains or into surrounding waterways is prohibited by local, state, and federal laws. Wash water from cleaning activities may contain significant quantities of oil, grease, dirt, detergents, acid…Read more
Watershed activities, projects, and stormwater related curriculum for K-12 students.