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Eco-Friendly Solutions

Stormwater runoff, trashed plastics and climate change affect the health of our environment, but there are actions we can all take to reduce their impacts.

Living Shorelines

Shorelines stabilized with hardened structures, such as bulkheads, revetment, and concrete seawalls, often increase the rate of coastal erosion. "Living shorelines" are stabilized natural bank, using plants, sand, and limited use of rock to provide shoreline protection and maintain valuable habitat.

Low Impact Development (LID)

LID is all about keeping the water onsite, mimicking the natural water flow. This 9-minute video REDUCE RUNOFF: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In showcases green techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs and rain barrels that help manage stormwater runoff in a more sustainable manner produced by U.S. EPA & US Botanic Garden

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Check out our Greenscapes Program for more information on rain gardens and rain barrels and how you can have an environmentally friendly yard and garden.

Trees and Forests for a Healthy Watershed

SSCW understands the value and importance of trees and forests for stormwater management and watershed health. We have mapped the watershed for potential priority areas for conservation, restoration and stormwater management. Help us build stewardship of this valuable and limited resource in our urbanized, coastal watershed and make the connection between trees and reduced runoff for a healthier watershed.

CHOICES to reduce Climate Change - Check it out!

Eco-Friendly Boating Ideas plus Pumpouts

Reducing Marine Debris

Recycle responsibly and use less plastic:

Butts Cigarette butts are non-biodegradable and when littered, excrete more than 60 toxins that harm or adversely affect marine life.

Each year millions of cigarette butts are collected in beach cleanups.



Choosing a De-Icer or Snowmelt Product

The most commonly used deicer, rock salt, is the most toxic. You do have options, but none are perfect. Click here to get more details. At least, read the label carefully before you invest in a de-icer to ensure that you are getting the lowest possible chloride content.