Environmental stewardship is an important value that the Port takes seriously and the Port community can make a difference to keep our local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Ocean safe and clean.
Here are tips to help conserve water and keep our Port waterways clean!
– Did you know rain barrels protect local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and the ocean by reducing urban runoff that transports litter and other pollutants from entering storm drains? San Mateo County has a rebate program for residents who buy rain barrels for their home! Learn more here.
– Practice dry cleaning techniques when cleaning up a spill, like using kitty litter or other absorbent material. Avoid hosing down an area, as those pollutants may eventually discharge into the San Francisco Bay.
– Always dispose of litter in waste bins and place the lid on waste bins when they are not in use.
For more on the Port’s environmental stewardship programs, go here.