Category Archives: Water Quality

The Sea Otter Stormwater Challenge: Great Success!

Back when I was reading Stormwater Management Plans (SWMPs) for fun, we used to struggle with the section on Public Outreach and Education. Does it work? Can it work better? How, we wondered, do you tell if your message is … Continue reading

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The Sea Otter Stormwater Challenge–are you up to it?

October is one of my favorite months; the smell of fall in the air, beautiful weather here in Monterey, and the arrival of fall rain after a long, dry summer. I love that feeling of curling up in the warmth … Continue reading

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Sea Otter Awareness Week coming to an end

Tomorrow marks the end of Sea Otter Awareness Week–although our art show will last until the end of October–and we hope you are all very much more aware of sea otters now. In all seriousness, it still amazes me how … Continue reading

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The sewage plant that just won’t die

I spent Tuesday afternoon a few weeks ago hightailing it down to Cayucos for a meeting of the Morro Bay Joint Powers Association (JPA) which includes the Morro Bay City Council and the Cayucos Sanitary District. These are the folks that we’ve … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed to test water quality!

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary hosts our local First Flush program, and they’re recruiting! First Flush is the water quality testing that happens when the first rain hits–which means you have to be ready to get called out of … Continue reading

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