San Francisco Bay has a serious trash problem. You might not see it from the Bay Bridge or Twin Peaks, but there is a constant flow of trash polluting the body of water that defines our region. If you’ve ever participated in a shoreline cleanup, this won’t be news to you.
But do you know where it comes from?
The largest source of Bay pollution comes from runoff from our city streets. There’s all kinds of gross stuff in that runoff, and a huge portion of it is trash. That’s right — trash that you see in the street enters storm drains and flows through city storm water systems into our creeks and out into San Francisco Bay. How does that happen?
Over the coming weeks, you’ll be hearing a lot more from us about trash flowing into San Francisco Bay and what we can do about it. It’s time to stop talking trash and start cleaning it up. Zero Trash, Zero Excuse. We hope you’ll join us.