MCSTOPPP: Stormwater Program

Raul M. Rojas, Public Works
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The Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) is a joint effort of Marin's cities, towns and unincorporated areas. Our job is to ensure coordination and consistency of approaches across the County, cities and towns which make up our participants. Read more... 

What the Heck is Storm Water Runoff?

The State Water Resources Control Board's Stormwater Program is releasing a series of instructional videos on how to be a watershed steward and how to manage stormwater (rain) runoff on your property.

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As California faces drought and limited water supplies, these seven films bring to life simple practices that individuals and communities can do to conserve water, become stewards of our watersheds, and slow the flow of stormwater from homes and businesses. The “Slow the Flow: Be a California Water Warrior” series focuses on low impact development practices and projects anyone can do on or around their property, such as replacing a lawn with a native plant garden, properly managing lawns, disconnecting your down spouts, adding bioswales and rain gardens, and converting paved areas to more permeable surfaces. The videos are being released one at a time.

Stormwater Video Series

So far only Episode 1 is available.

  • Episode 1 - "What the Heck is Storm Water Runoff?" - This video provides a quick introduction to pollution and stormwater, and describes the many negative impacts polluted stormwater runoff has on human health and the environment. Some of the strategies to eliminate polluted stormwater runoff in urban areas are also explored in this video.
  • The original "Slow the Flow" is also available for viewing.

Illegal Discharge?

If you wish to report an illegal discharge into a storm drain, creek, bay or ocean, please complete this form or contact your local stormwater contact.

Question? Comment?

If you have a question, comment or complaint, please drop us an email and we'll respond as quickly as possible.