Are you ready for rain? Pollution affecting the San Lorenzo River comes from many, disperse sources known as nonpoint source pollution. When it rains, pollutants from all across the watershed are transported into the San Lorenzo River and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
While power outages and fire season are currently top of mind, the rains will be here before we know it. Before wet winter weather, look for pollution near your home, streets and sidewalks. Those first big rains of the year will move bacteria, oil and grease, sediment, fertilizers, cleaners, metals and other pollutants into your local waterways. Read on to learn how you and your family can make a difference for your river, right where you are.