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Everything seems so fresh and clean after it rains, but that is because all of the blown away napkins, dropped trash, leaked oil, and whatever else - get washed into storm drains, and into the bay. Prevention is key!



 Clear the Way for a Rainy Day featuring Storm Drayne at the San Diego Bay

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at our 2019 #ThatsMyBay Service Day on November 7th.

Click here for photos of the event

Storm Drayne: Unplugged

Eco-rocker Storm Drayne’s new unplugged record isn’t the only thing that's coming, Rain is Comin’! These hits remind us that These Leaves don’t belong in our beautiful #SanDiegoBay. So Don’t Stop the Sweepin’ and when it comes to oil spills, Pour Some Kitty Litter On It! Take it from us - you don’t want a visit from Storm Drayne this rainy season, but you can catch him rockin’ these acoustic tracks at locally hosted trash cleanup events. So don’t leave behind debris, and snap those trash can lids shut, because at the end of the day, #ThatsMyBay

Be sure to check out Storm Drayne's other hits -  These Leaves - Clear the Way for a Rainy Day feat. Storm DrayneClean This Oil My Man and Rain is Comin'


Storm Drayne wants you to know:

  • Rain does not simply wash litter “away.”
  • Rain washes litter downstream into a river, storm drain or even straight into San Diego Bay.
  • But that isn't the only thing that gets washed into the bay.
  • Extra fertilizers on the lawn, leaked oil in the driveway, and chemical cleaners used on cars – the rain carries it all to the bay.
  • The only way to keep these harmful substances away from the sea turtles, seahorses and other marine life, is to keep them from being washed away by the rain to begin with!

Prep before it rains to make sure storm drains stay clear:

  • Make sure trash cans are covered with secure lids.
  • Clear excess debris from lawns such as leaves and extra grass that can clog drains.
  • Soak-up driveway oil leaks with kitty litter, then sweep into a bag and dispose of properly. Click here for County of San Diego Household Hazardous Waste Information Contact List
  • Use environmentally friendly pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to reduce the pollutants getting washed away. 

More ways to take care of your bay:

We know you love your bay, you own it, you want to take care of it, it’s your number one priority; you are ready to change your relationship status to make it official. Okay, maybe that’s a bit much, but we all love San Diego Bay and want to be sure it stays the pristine natural resource it is for generations to come. When you visit, we want you to say to yourself, #ThatsMyBay! And sometimes, it just takes a simple reminder not to take your bay for granted. So the Port of San Diego is here with helpful tips and suggestions on how we can all do our part to keep our bay looking classy, not trashy!