Help keep our ocean, beaches, and creeks clean.
Join a one-time only volunteer team to collect water samples during “First Flush,” the first rainstorm of the year!

No experience needed.
Training and equipment provided.

Training
Monday, September 10th at 6:00pm
San Mateo Resource Conservation District
80 Stone Pine Road, Suite #100 (new office location!)
Half Moon Bay, CA

Contact
Julian Carroll
julian@sanmateoRCD.org
650-712-7765 x117

First Flush is the first significant rain storm of the season that washes pollutants that have built up on the landscape into creeks, storm drains, and the ocean. This program is funded by Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside and the San Mateo Harbor District and involves monitoring by volunteers during this storm to provide information about a wide variety of pollutants such as bacteria, nutrients, and metals. This program is part of a larger initiative by theĀ Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to help identify what pollutants are of greatest concern and where.

Please forward to anyone you think may be interested in helping protect water quality, and check out the San Mateo RCD’s website for more information about their water quality program, including water quality monitoring results from previous years.

This program is supported by the following partners: San Mateo Resource Conservation District, The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Sewer Authority Midcoast, San Mateo County Harbor District, County of San Mateo, and Surfrider Foundation.