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Public Works

Michael Lee, Director

915 8th Street, Suite 125, Marysville, CA 95901

(530)749-5420 Fax: (530)749-5424

email: publicworks@co.yuba.ca.us




Educational Tools:
 

As part of Yuba County's ongoing educational outreach for storm water quality awareness we have purchased a table-top model that provides a unique, interactive learning experience.  The model makes the connection between what we do on earth and environmental quality.  It is a learning tool for all age levels, helping people see how they can make a difference and is used in green education programs around the world.

 

 

 

 

Please contact Kathy Gregg at (530) 749-5426 or kgregg@co.yuba.ca.us if you are interested in having us come to your classroom or event for a demonstration.

 

California Water Board Tools:

Teachers & Educators:

The California Water Resources Control Board has a wonderful website with helpful information and material to assist you with water education.  You can access this information at: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/outreach/education/school/teachers.shtml

 

We would be happy to help you integrate this learning program into your science curriculum.

 

Students:

Having a good time while learning is always a plus.  At this site, you will find different games and activities that you can use.  Games & Activities

 

Community:

The Water Board has also put together a Neighborhood Action Kit.  This is a comprehensive How To Guide to help residents develop pollution prevention activities in their communities.

 

 

Preventing Pollution Informational Brochures:

Everyday activities such as yard work and washing your car can have a detrimental impact on our water quality.  Learn what you can do to help keep our water clean by using the following advice and by visiting the links below:

  • Don't dump anything down storm drains. Chemicals and household products such as  paint, oil, and pesticides are harmful to fish, wildlife, and people.

  • Dispose of litter properly.

  • Keep storm drains clear of debris, dirt, sand, silt, and wastes.

  • Prevent dripping and spilling automotive fluids. Used oil and filters, antifreeze, and other automotive fluids can be safely recycled at a local used oil collection center.

  • Wash cars and other vehicles at a car wash, rather than in a yard or on the street where the soap and oil will flow into a storm drain.
     

  • Reduce or eliminate use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers for landscaping and lawns.

  • Compost or recycle leaves and yard waste, do not dump into streams or behind fences.

  • Prevent livestock from entering watercourses by fencing and other means.

  • Clean up after pets and dispose of in trash can.

  • Take steps during construction activities to prevent dirt and sediment from running offsite and onto waterways.

 

We have several Brochures available for additional information on:

"General Information for Homeowner's  

"Painting without polluting     

"Landscaping & Gardening           

"Horse & Livestock Activities     

"Safe Use and Disposal of Pesticides   

"Safe Disposal of Household Medications   

"Carpet Cleaning guidelines        

"Concrete & Creeks don't mix

"Vehicle Washing & Maintenance   

    


 
 

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