Community Partners

An Ecosystem of Partners

We wouldn’t be able to educate the general public and targeted audiences about the impacts of stormwater to protect water quality without the help from our valued partners.
Thank You Ocean

The ocean is a vital resource that provides food, water, commerce, recreation, medicine and even the air we breathe. Today, our ocean faces unprecedented threats from pollution, trash, risks to marine life and multiple impacts from climate change.

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Let’s Go Outdoors

Residents and visitors alike benefit from the spectacular natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. The region’s ecologically diverse native landscapes, including undeveloped coastal dunes and wetlands, rocky shoreline, redwood canyons, Monterey pine terraces, and mixed hardwood flood plains are a major attraction for residents and visitors alike. The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District was formed in order to preserve and protect as much of this natural beauty as possible for future generations.

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Return of the Natives (R.O.N)

R.O.N. is a community and school based environmental education program dedicated to involving students (Kindergarten through University) and the community in native habitat restoration.

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California State Water Resources Control Board Storm Water Program

To preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

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Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

To preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

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Ecology Action

Ecology Action teaches people worldwide to better feed themselves while building and preserving the soil and conserving resources.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

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California Stormwater Quality Association

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) is a professional member association dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management through collaboration, education, implementation guidance, regulatory review, and scientific assessment. CASQA has been a leader since 1989 when the field of stormwater management was in its infancy.

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Monterey Regional HouseholdHazardous Waste Collection

Annually, the District receives approximately one million pounds of HHW and electronic waste from local residents and small businesses. Of this amount, 60% of the material, such as paint and household products are made available for (free) reuse at the Last Chance Mercantile and items like electronics, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs are sent to recycling facilities for processing.

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Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program

The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program is a successful partnership of environmental agencies, utilities and nonprofit organizations that assist, recognize and promote businesses and government agencies that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way.

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Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping

Monterey Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening programs are a collaborative effort between Ecology Action, CA Landscape Contractors Association (Central Coast Chapter), Ecological Landscaping Association, Monterey Bay Master Gardeners, Surfrider Foundation, Resource Conservation Districts, and more than 20 public agencies representing water utilities, solid waste and recycling, stormwater management.

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

One of our nation’s most spectacular marine protected areas, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the world.

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Citizen Watershed Monitoring Network

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Citizen Watershed Monitoring Network (the Network) is a consortium of citizen monitoring groups that monitor the health of the eleven watersheds flowing into Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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The Otter Project

The Otter Project protects our watersheds and coastal oceans for the benefit of California sea otters and humans through science-based policy and advocacy.

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Our Water Our World

This website has been developed to assist consumers in managing home and garden pests in a way that helps protect Our Water – Our World.

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Save our Shores

Save Our Shores is a 501(c)3 nonprofit marine conservation organization in Santa Cruz, California. Our mission is caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action.

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Save the Whales

The purpose of Save the Whales is to educate children and adults about marine mammals, their environment, and their preservation.

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The Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

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