Dog Waste Pick Up

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

It’s that time of year again for the San Mateo Resource Conservation Districts (RCD) biggest volunteer water quality event. “First Flush” is the first significant rain of the season, when polluted stormwater that has accumulated across the landscape during the dry season enters storm drains and creeks and flows into the ocean. They are looking for adventurous volunteers to record data and collect water samples from between Montara and Half Moon Bay. The samples will be evaluated for bacteria, metals, and nutrients which can negatively impact humans and wildlife.


First Flush is expected to occur sometime between late September and late October and volunteers are on call during this time until the event takes place. This is a one-time volunteer commitment. No experience is necessary but training is recommended and will be provided on September 20th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the RCD office in Half Moon Bay.


They also invite volunteers to help them pick up dog waste on September 23rd from 9 am – 12 pm to prevent this pollutant from being washed into waterways.


If you are interested in volunteering for one or both events, or would like more information, please contact Julian Carroll at 650-712-7765 ext 117 or at