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New Thank You Ocean Report podcast – Rain Garden: Slowing Pollution at Its Source

We invite you to watch the latest Thank You Ocean Report podcast titled Rain Garden: Slowing Pollution at Its Source. In spring 2012, the City of Elk Grove, a community just south of Sacramento, California, opened a rain garden that is a magnet for wildlife, prevents pollution from running off into local streams, and an important tool to teach others about how use similar earth-friendly techniques in their own yard. Paul Mewton, Chief of Planning, Cosumnes Community Services District, and Greg Gearheart, State Water Resources Control Board, discuss this innovative park and how land use in the Central Valley still impacts our coast and ocean.

You can watch the podcast here.

A new Thank You Ocean Report podcast will be posted approximately every two weeks. You can subscribe to the podcast and click on the podcast feed of your choice (e.g., iTunes, Yahoo, Google). We invite you to learn more about the Thank You Ocean campaign by visiting the Thank You Ocean website.

The California’s Thank You Ocean Campaign is a nonprofit partnership supported by the State of California, the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Ocean Communicators Alliance. The campaign mission is to raise awareness of the benefits the ocean provides to us and to identify ways each of us can help protect the ocean in our everyday lives.


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