Stormwater

The city's stormwater program seeks to maintain a healthy aquatic environment by keeping pollutants out of the storm drain system, creeks, and the bay. The program strives to reduce trash and pesticide use, engage residents, and educate businesses on practices to reduce or eliminate pollutants in our water bodies.
Stormwater Specific Permits
Stormwater-specific permits for industrial and commercial businesses will be issued in July 2010 to additional business classifications. See the Permit FAQ.
  
Volunteer Opportunities
31st Annual Coastal Cleanup is Saturday Sept 19th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Come join The Watershed Project, the City of Richmond, and Supervisor Jon Gioia’s office for Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest shoreline cleanup project. Volunteers are needed to pick up the massive amounts of debris that accumulate on our beaches and inland shorelines. Last year, volunteers removed over 5 tons of waste across California.  Join us in saving marine habitat. Bring your families and friends. 
Locations:
 
Shimada Friendship Park, Peninsula Drive and Marina Bay Pkwy, Richmond CA
Volunteers will walk the Bay Trail and the salt marsh picking up trash and debris.  There is also a small beach area suitable for children.  Wear boots or shoes that can get dirty and use sun protection. Materials will be provided, but please bring reusable items such as plastic baskets, bags, and gloves, if you have them.  A healthy lunch will be provided. Register
Baxter Creek, next to Angelo's Deli at 12025 San Pablo Ave
The city will run a small citizen scientist data collection effort in the creek. Materials will be provided, but please bring reusable items such as plastic baskets, bags, and gloves, if you have them. This site is not suitable for small children. Note: The date of this cleanup may change. To register email kelsey@yesfamilies.org
Garrity Creek, Hilltop Lake Park, Lakeside Drive
To reach the site, walk along the path to the creek inflow into the lake. The city will run a small citizen scientist data collection effort in the creek. Materials will be provided, but please bring reusable items such as plastic baskets, bags, and gloves, if you have them. To sign up contact Joanne Le