August 2017 
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Calendar of Events
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
August 26, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
13450 Nomwaket Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92307
 Faucet Fact:
1 gram of dog waste contains about 23 million kinds of bacteria. Pick up after your pets outdoors to prevent waste from polluting our Mojave River Watershed.
Stormwater Shoutout!

Shoutout to our newest Stormwater Troopers, the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council! We can't wait to see the difference you'll make in your community.

Find a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility Near You!
Looking to trash your used paint containers, fertilizer, motor oil and more? Click here to find a HHW collection facility near you.
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(951) 462-1106
From the Pipes...
Welcome to the Mojave River Watershed Group's "The High Desert Droplet" - your source for stormwater pollution revolution news!

The High Desert Droplet is an educational resource for stormwater pollution prevention. Each month we'll bring you local and national stormwater news, useful at-home tips for prevention, updates on MRWG's school and community outreach, fun facts, and more!

Thirsty for more, check out our website!


Meet Your Newest Stormwater Troopers: The Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, we joined a group of 23 Girl Scouts from the San Gorgonio Council during their sleepover at the Victor Valley Museum to teach them how to be stormwater savvy in their community.

Cece the Stormwater Trooper taught the girls and their troop leaders all about the dangers of stormwater pollution and how to prevent it by recycling and properly disposing of old paint at a hazardous waste facility center. 

She also had a little help from our friends at the Victor Valley Animal Protective League, Terry and Millie the Corgi, who reminded the girls to pick up after their pets on walks and make sure their furry friends never drink from dirty puddles. A few girls even participated in a live demonstration to show how they are responsible pet owners by practicing new techniques they learned.

At the end of the presentation, Cece tested the girl's stormwater knowledge during a game of trivia.They all did an incredible job to demonstrate their stormwater savviness and even won some awesome prizes like sunglasses and doggie doo bags!

Congratulations to our newest Stormwater Troopers and thank you for pledging to protect our High Desert water from stormwater pollution! 

To learn more or reserve a presentation, visit our website!
Clear Glass and Clean Water? Yes Please!

Say goodbye to hazardous store-bought glass cleaners, and hello to your new favorite stormwater savvy DIY recipe. Did you know that even products labeled "natural" or "biodegradable" still contain harmful chemicals that can pollute the Mojave River Watershed? Protect our main source of drinking water by trying out our homemade alternative to commercial glass cleaner, courtesy of HGTV!

Check out our recent Water Tip Wednesday video to watch our team demonstrate this easy DIY glass cleaner.
All you need is:
  • Reusable spray bottle
  • 1 1/4 cups of water
  • 1 1/3 cups of rubbing alcohol
  • 3 tsp. of vinegar 
Wacky Water: The High Desert's Source of Hilarity

Photo credit: Rebecca George