Protecting Watersheds in Santa Clara Valley

Preventing stormwater pollution creates a healthy place to live, work, and play

Home Garden

Create Healthy Yards & Gardens

Keep kids and pets safer and prevent pollution by using less-toxic gardening products. Adopt practices that reduce or eliminate the need for pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides.

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Earth Day Poster Challenge

Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Watershed Watch Earth Day Poster Challenge! Click to see the winning entries.

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Join a Litter Cleanup

National River Cleanup Day is May 18! Watershed Watch partners with Creek Connections Action Group to promote and provide litter cleanup volunteer opportunities in Santa Clara Valley. Sign up to host or attend an event near you!

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Hire a Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener

Browse our listings and contact one of our certified Green Gardeners for your next landscaping project. Green Gardeners maintain your garden using sustainable landscape maintenance practices.

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Use a Creek-Friendly Car Wash

Instead of washing your vehicle on the street, take it to a commercial car wash where they capture and recycle the wash water. Discounts available!

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When you take action to protect our waterways, you also create a healthier and more sustainable place for yourself and your family to live, work, and play.

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Teaching about My Watershed Watch

Browse our resources for educators, including field trips and assemblies.


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You live in a watershed! Learn how you are connected to creeks and the Bay.

Discounts are available from our partners!

Try watershed friendly car washes, buy a rain barrel, or visit Happy Hollow Zoo! Our partners help make clean creeks and a healthy Bay possible.

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Discount Card

Watershed watch discount card

Launched in 2000, the Watershed Watch Campaign is a public education initiative of the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP).

Watershed Watch raises awareness about protecting our watersheds from stormwater pollution. Our website provides free resources to help residents prevent pollution at home and in their communities, which also protects local creeks and the Bay. Watershed Watch focuses on reducing harmful pollutants including pesticides, mercury, heavy metals, and trash, and promoting sustainable practices in our watersheds. We partner with media, public agencies, businesses and community organizations to broaden our reach in the community.

For more information, visit SCVURPPP’s website at www.scvurppp.org


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Water drainage
Learn how stormwater pollution from urban runoff happens in your community.

Get Involved

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Find out how to join a cleanup, Adopt-a-Creek, or other ways to you can contribute to clean water in the Santa Clara Valley.


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Find pest control fact sheets, certified Green Gardeners, brochures and more.

We invite you to become a Watershed Watcher! Contact us to ask a question, request a brochure or discount card, or explore a partnership.

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The Watershed Watch Campaign is an initiative of
the following agencies:
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