October 2017 
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Calendar of Events
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Every Saturday, except holidays
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
13450 Nomwaket Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92307

High Desert Rocks
Oct. 21, 2017
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9711 Ninth Ave.
Hesperia, CA 92345

Youth Environmental Leadership Conference
Oct. 28, 2017
14306 Park Ave.
Victorville, CA 92392
 Faucet Fact:
Did you know you can save 20 to 30 gallons of water per day by using mulch around your plants and trees? Helps prevent runoff too!
Stormwater Shoutout!

Shoutout to our newest Stormwater Troopers from Hesperia Days! Thanks for joining the Stormwater Pollution Revolution!

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!


Hesperia Days was a Hit!

On Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17, CeCe the Stormwater Trooper spoke with local Hesperia residents about the importance of keeping our Mojave River Watershed clean in the High Desert. From recycling tips to carwash advice, CeCe and her friends educated folks of all ages on the dangers of stormwater pollution and how to prevent runoff.

Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth and signed a pledge to keep our watershed clean! Were you able to make the event? Here are a few key takeaways:
  • Never apply fertilizer or pesticide 24 hours before it rains
  • Recycle leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste, instead of blowing, sweeping or hosing them into the street or gutter
  • Always bring a doggie bag when you take your pet on a walk and never let them drink out of puddles
  • Take your car to a carwash facility with proper drainage instead of washing it at home
Join us at our next event in Hesperia at the Desert Rocks Festival on Oct. 21.

Post-Halloween Pumpkin Facial
PC: www.beautylish.com
What is spookier than Halloween? Figuring out what to do with your pumpkin jack-o-lantern come Nov. 1. Worry no longer!  Thanks to Beautylish, we have a pumpkin facial recipe that will leave your skin silky smooth and your front yard pumpkin free. Instead of tossing your used gourd in the trash, put the remains in your composting bin to help fuel your soil without chemicals!

Check out the recipe and instructions here
Assemblies for All!

Keeping our Mojave River Watershed clean is important for our future generations. By educating children at an early age, we are stopping future pollution in its unwanted tracks!

One of the ways we educate children is through school assemblies where we present to students, grades K-12, on what they can do to keep our Mojave River Watershed clean and pollution free. Our interactive presentation includes a video, sing-along song, trivia game, prizes and even a surprise visit from our friend Millie the Corgi from the Victor Valley Animal Protective League. 

By the end, we are proud to make these students official Stormwater Troopers! If you are interested in having us at your child's school, please let us know by emailing info@mojaveriver.org.

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