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#ThatsMyBay

Scoop the Poop! Pick up after your pet so their waste doesn't get washed into the bay.

 

 

a cartoon seahorse is sickened by bacteria from dog poop

Scoop the Poop!

We’re all spending more time at home and while our pups may be our best friends, they aren’t as nice when it comes to cleaning up after themselves. Pet waste is a common stormwater pollutant that impacts our water quality and can introduce harmful bacteria into our ecosystem. Make sure to #ScoopthePoop to keep #SanDiegoBay clean for us and the fishies!

a cartoon of animal waste shows bacteria going into the storm drain
  • Pet waste is a common stormwater pollutant that impacts water quality.
  • When not properly disposed of, pet waste can infiltrate watersheds, storm drains and eventually recreational waters.
  • Pet waste is identified by the EPA as a nonpoint source of pollution; nonpoint pollution is pollution that comes from several sources and not one single source.
  • Bacteria, parasites and viruses found in pet waste have the potential to make people sick.When water such as rain or lawn watering comes in contact with pet waste, the resulting runoff has been found to contain high concentrations of pathogens such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
  • DYK: 1 gram of dog waste may contain approximately 23 million coliform bacteria
  • Coliform bacteria is a type of indicator bacteria - when present it is often strongly correlated with other pathogens that can cause sickness and illness to people and wildlife.

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!

The Drayniacs are Storm Drayne's biggest fans.

Drayniacs Know Your Drains

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!

 

 

Rocker Storm Drayne Is ready for rain with his umbrella!

Storm Drayne

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!

 

 

Trash Trooper Troy

Take Care of Your Trash

San Diego Bay doesn’t just belong to all of us - it belongs to each of us.

 

 

Hang on Hank

Traveling With Trash

Keep a Monkey Grip on Your Trash! Hang-on Hank says, "When traveling with trash, be sure it doesn't escape from your car or truck so there is no risk of it blowing into the bay."

Meet Mike The Mime - He wants you to Mime Your Cigarette Butts

Mime Your Butts

MIke the Mime’s message is loud and clear - Mime Your Butts!
 

 

Trash Trooper Trish says "that's my bay!"

Keep A Lid On It

Meet Trash Trooper Trish and help us keep our bay clean by keeping a lid on it!

 

 

 

 

Bay Brotocol

Bay Brotocol

Two bay loving bros are shocked to see a neighbor over watering his lawn, allowing chemicals to seep into storm drains. They are happy to turn their unsuspecting overwatering neighbor into a brocean bro that knows how to take care of his bay.

 

 

 

 

He was thrown or blown from a moving vehicle earlier this afternoon near the Laguna Mountains at the top of the watershed and witnesses were unable to catch him. We're told that a storm then began, and Lil Wrapper was swept into a storm drain with other debris.

Lil Wrapper

From Lil Wrapper to littered wrapper. How does a promising snack star on the rise in east county, end up as a potential threat to innocent seahorses in #SanDiegoBay?

 

 

Pollution Pirate Pete is confused by these shiny trinkets and takes his “valuables” to get appraised only to find that his immortal plastic bounty is a bust.

Keep the Seas Plastic Free

Leaving just one small piece of trash may seem like no big deal - but those little bits add up, and they don't just stay put or go away on their own.

 

 

a person is holding a pump out hose and pointing at the viewer

Dump at the Pump

We want you to have fun on your boat - just make sure it all stays on your boat...vessel sewage is not allowed to be discharged into the bay!

 

 

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