December 2016 
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Could power plant waste help cut water pollution?

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Calendar of Events
Cooking Oil Disposal
Every Wednesday and Sunday
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
City of Victorville Hazardous Waste Center
Loves Lane, Victorville, California

Recycling Center
Monday through Friday
 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday's 8 a.m. - noon
Victorville Recycling Drop-off
15164 Anacapa Road
Victorville, California , 92392

Free Sandbag Giveaway
Beginning Wed., Nov. 30
Hesperia City Hall Lobby
9700 Seventh Ave
 Hesperia, CA, 92345
 Faucet Fact:

Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, stormwater, and industrial waste are dumped into United States waters.

Stormwater Shoutout!

We would like to give a stormwater shout out to Mr. Eco, who recently visited High Desert schools to share with students the importance of being eco-friendly. Thank you for spreading the word and encouraging our youth to take care of the Mojave River Watershed!

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.
Contact MRWG
Do you have questions? We'd love to hear from you!

(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!


Let's Get Stormwater Savvy 

In an effort to bring awareness to stormwater pollution prevention, we have created videos that explain the importance of preventing stormwater pollution. Our pilot video was an Enviroscape demonstration that provided a visual of pollutants being carried into our watershed. Last week we released a second video that shows the step-by-step process of making our eco-friendly pesticide spray. If you have visited us at community events, this is the recipe we include in our spray bottle giveaways that includes all-natural ingredients like neem and rosemary oils. Our goal is to share videos that are both fun and informative for all of our Stormwater Troopers out there. Haven't had a chance to see the videos yet? No problem! Catch our stormwater savvy videos here!

Eco-friendly Gift Wrap

Encourage your family and friends to reuse old newspapers and magazines as eco-friendly and stormwater-savvy gift wrapping choices this holiday season! Newspaper will give your packages a classic and vintage look while colorful magazine pages work great for wrapping small packages.
After your package is wrapped, jazz it up with colorful ribbon and crafty embellishments such as doilies, stickers, gift tags, pine cones or fresh garland! If you need more "pinspiration," follow us on Pinterest @mojaveriverwatershedgroup.

Deck the Halls and Recycle the Tree

After the New Year, trees can be recycled by turning them into mulch, which helps slow stormwater from running off of your property. If you have access to a tree chipper, you can create your own mulch by chipping the trunk and branches. Or you can use your neighborhood curbside pickup so the tree can be reused for a public works project. Check in with Burrtec later in the month. They plan to release dates for curbside pick up at the end of the month.

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