Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Reducing Trash in the Gallinas Headwaters
The Gallinas Watershed News: Regional Water Quality Control Board Puts Trash in its Place
Save the Bay reports that fish and wildlife may finally get some relief from pervasive trash pollution. On , 2009, the Regional Water Quality Control Board voted to approve historic and long-overdue requirements for cities to make significant, measurable reductions in trash flowing to the Bay. This is great news for the Bay!
Under the new municipal regional permit, cities and other permittees must reduce trash getting into the Bay by 40 percent in the next four years, and achieve zero trash discharge from storm water within 12 years. Save The Bay is urging the Water Board to work diligently to ensure full compliance with these groundbreaking regulations; and through the Clean Bay Project, will continue to work with cities to help them achieve these important trash reductions.
See more at http://sites.google.com/site/gallinascreekwatershed/ and http://www.lgvsd.org/stream-restoration-groups.html and also www.marinwatersheds.org/index.html
The Gallinas Watershed is a focus of the Safe Passage along of Residents.
Posted by Ray Lorber at 2:39 PM