The Watershed Watch campaign is made possible, in part, through partnerships with private, not-for-profit, governmental and media organizations.
The Campaign is proud to feature the Watershed Watch partners that help make this campaign a reality.
- Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA)
- Capitol Premier Car Wash
- Capitol Wholesale Nursery
- City of Palo Alto RWQCP
- Classic Car Wash
- Creek Connections Action Group
- Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge at Alviso
- Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
- Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
- History San José
- Jiffy Lube
- Pacific Car Wash
- Santa Clara County HHW
- Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Dept.
- South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition
- Sprinkler Times
- TeamWorks Sustainable Landscape Maintenance
- Valley Transit Authority
- Yamagami’s Nursery
- Bay Area News Group / MercuryNews.com
- Chinook Book
- KBAY / KEZR
- KDTV Univision 14
- KRTY Radio
- KSOL / Univision Radio
- KSJO NASH Radio
- KSTS Univision TV
- Telemundo TV KSTS-48
We’re all connected to the Bay! Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA) is comprised of 8 Bay Area stormwater pollution prevention groups including the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program. Together, these groups work to create programs and campaigns to help residents and businesses prevent pollution to the San Francisco Bay.
Capitol Wholesale Nursery is Certified Green Business, serving the Bay Area for over 40 years. They offer over 15,000 types of native and drought tolerant plants, organic planting mixes and compost, and other products to help you create a sustainable landscape. Capitol Wholesale Nursery actively promotes the Green Gardener Training Program, Bay Area Eco Gardens, and local classes and programs on their website to help homeowners and landscape professionals protect our creeks and the Bay.
Capitol Premier Car Wash is a family owned and operated full service car wash and professional auto detail center, located in San Jose at the Capitol Expressway Auto Mall just off Highway 87, next to McDonalds.
Capitol Premier Car Wash offers discounts with the Watershed Watch Discount Card, and hosts special Watershed Watch car wash events. Recognizing that parking lot car wash fundraisers contribute to runoff pollution, Capitol Premier Car Wash has developed a watershed-friendly car wash fundraising program, offering pre-paid car wash cards that charities and groups can purchase at a discount and resell to raise money.
Chinook Book has generously extended the Watershed Watch Campaign sponsorship of the Chinook Book mobile app Gardener pages, so you can access information about less toxic pest control and where to find it on the go!
Classic Car Wash locally owned and operated, serving the South Bay for more than 40 years. When you wash your car at a Classic Car Wash rather than washing your car in the driveway, you prevent detergents, dirt and other polluted runoff from entering our storm drains and polluting our creeks and Bay.
Classic Car Wash supports the Watershed Watch campaign by offering discounts with the Watershed Watch Discount Card, and partners with the campaign for special events each spring. Visit the Robertsville Classic Car Wash on Almaden Expressway in San Jose, Delta Queen Classic Car Wash on Hamilton Avenue in Campbell, Lark Avenue Classic Car Wash in Los Gatos, and Westgate Classic Car Wash on Prospect Avenue in Saratoga.
The goal of the Creek Connections Action Group (CCAG) is to collaborate creek cleanup efforts in Santa Clara County. Since the CCAG’s inception, thousands of volunteers have participated in hundreds of cleanups, removing thousands of pounds of trash each year from creeks, rivers and lakes.
The Watershed Watch campaign is now part of this grassroots effort as a co-sponsor of CCAG’s Spring and Fall creek cleanup events.
The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge at Alviso, will offer education classes with a watershed theme to spread the watershed protection message to the public.
Founded in 1974 and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge exists to preserve wildlife habitat, protect threatened and endangered species, protect migratory birds, and provide opportunities for nature study.
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy provide community leadership for the development and active use of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens through education, advocacy and stewardship.
Guadalupe River Park is a three-mile ribbon of parkland that runs along the banks of the Guadalupe River in the heart of downtown San Jose from Highway 880 at the north, to Highway 280 at the south. It is a resource of regional importance to the people of Santa Clara County and the Bay Area.
The Friends are continually involved in completing the master plans for both the park and gardens, creating educational programs for children and adults, promoting awareness of the Park & Gardens, and developing membership and volunteer opportunities to increase public support and involvement.
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo™ has been providing affordable family entertainment, education and fun since 1961.
The Zoo’s conservation theme is perfectly suited to the Watershed Watch campaign and we are proud to have them as a campaign partner. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is offering $2 off the price of admission for all Watershed Watch Discount Card holders and guests.
Recycle your cell phones at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and help save the Orangutans! You’ll protect our watershed from the toxic waste of discarded phones/pagers, and help preserve one of the most critically-endangered on earth, the Orangutan, and its habitat. Click here for more information.
History San José
Through exhibits, events, historical buildings, tours and school programs, History San José collects, preserves and celebrates the stories of diversity and innovation in San José and the Santa Clara Valley. History San José includes three sites: History Park (in Kelley Park), the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site, and the Collection Center/Research Library & Archives that houses the largest collection of regional artifacts in California. Over 120,000 visitors attend exhibits and events at these sites each year. HSJ is very proud of its standards-based school programs that have offered award-winning hands-on educational opportunities for more than 20 years. It engages the community through free and low-cost festivals and cultural celebrations. HSJ is hosting the Shaped by Water: Past, Present, Future exhibit, helping to raise awareness about the critical role water has played in shaping our local history, and the importance of preserving our natural resources for the future
The Watershed Watch welcomes Jiffy Lube as a partner in helping protect our local creeks and the Bay!
Jiffy Lube is offering a $10 discount on their Signature Oil Change service when you present your Watershed Watch Discount Card at any Santa Clara County Jiffy Lube location. Jiffy Lube ensures that used motor oil and filters are properly recycled to prevent hazardous materials from entering the groundwater. Remember to keep your car well tuned and address leaks promptly to prevent pollution!
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Mel Cotton’s Sporting Goods has been serving Santa Clara County’s outdoor enthusiasts since 1946. Mel Cotton’s successfully maintains its 60-year old reputation as a leading outdoor specialist by offering a wide range of outdoor sporting goods and apparel, with a focus on customer service and strong first-hand product knowledge.
Mel Cotton’s knows its customers care about protecting the watershed and preventing water pollution; they now offer a 10% discount to customers who present the Watershed Watch Discount Card at the time of purchase.
Pacific Car Wash is a family-owned and operated full service car wash and auto detail center with two locations to serve you; in downtown San Jose on Santa Clara at 5th Street, and a Campbell location on Bascom at Hamilton.
Pacific Car Wash extends two of its most popular coupon specials to Watershed Watch Discount Card holders, so you can enjoy all the benefits of the specials, without the coupons! Ask about their VIP Card and Value Books, which make it easy to give gifts that help keep cars and our storm water clean!
For more information, please see their website: http://www.carwashpacific.com/
We are very pleased to welcome Pacific Interlock Pavingstone as a campaign partner. Visit the Pacific Interlock Pavingstone showroom on DeAnza Boulevard in Cupertino to learn about Hydro-Flo™ permeable pavers. Permeable pavers allow rain and irrigation water to flow though and soak into the soil below, rather than becoming runoff.
For more information visit http://pacinterlock.com
Watershed Watch is pleased to welcome Rainsavers as a partner in reducing runoff and conserving water in the Santa Clara Basin. Rainsavers offers a number of rainwater harvesting systems for the home and garden, ranging from a simple barrel connected to a downspout to a large collection tank or cistern, Rainsavers can help you evaluate your water collection needs and find the best solution for your home and garden, or commercial property.
For more information visit www.rainsaversonline.com or call (408) 829-4659. Use your Watershed Watch Discount Card to receive a 10% discount on rain barrel installations.
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition originated as a community based effort called Friends of Los Gatos Creek. To date, this group has conducted more than 100 creek cleanups removing 140 tons of trash from Los Gatos Creek. As an organization our goals are to Reclaim, Restore and Revitalize our creeks through volunteerism by:
- Strengthening local agency coordination and efforts with volunteer action
- Conducting ongoing cleanups via Team 222
- Having a youth education program “Bring Classroom to Creek”
- Monitoring reclaimed areas for re-encampment
- Reporting illegal discharges from storm drains
- Restoration through riparian work/vegetation management
Join us for our next cleanup and you’ll see what an impact just two hours of work will make on our lovely creeks and rivers.
Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste provides the community with practical pollution prevention options for the use, recycling, and disposal of products containing hazardous substances.
Protecting the environment, our watershed and public health from the effects of improper disposal of hazardous waste makes Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste a perfect match as a partner in the Watershed Watch campaign.
Save money and conserve water with customized smart settings for your sprinkler timer. Designed by irrigation and landscaping professionals, Sprinkler Times takes into account historic weather patterns for your location, along with your unique landscape to generate a customized monthly sprinkler timer schedule. An easy-to-use interface with simple step-by-step set-up process and how-to videos guides you to set up your timer to minimize water use and save an average of $50-300 per year. Access Sprinkler Times on iPhone, iPad, Android phone or computer. Offered at $1.99 for 1-year with your Watershed Watch Discount Card. Great for landscaping professionals.
TeamWorks Sustainable Landscape Maintenance cooperative offers professional maintenance of lawns and gardens from experienced and trained gardeners, all of whom have completed the Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener training program. The worker-owner operated cooperative uses clean and quiet electric equipment, organic soil fertilizing, and pest control using integrated pest management techniques that harness ecological principles rather than toxic chemicals.
TeamWorks Sustainable Landscape Maintenance is one of two cooperatives from TeamWorks Development, which provides technical assistance, training, and research that advance worker-cooperatives as a practical way to create a socially just and stable economy. It is a project based at Sacred Heart Community Service, a non-profit agency driven by a vision of a community united to ensure that every child and adult is free from poverty.
For more information, please log onto their website: http://teamworks.coop/our-cooperatives/landscaping/
VTA is committed to creating a more sustainable Santa Clara County , providing low-cost public transportation options throughout Santa Clara County to give residents an opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint through the use of mass transit. VTA also generously donates advertising space to the Watershed Watch Campaign, providing an opportunity to reach VTA riders with our watershed awareness messages.
Yamagami’s Nursery, a family-owned business since 1948, offers fine plants, garden products and expert guidance to the greater Silicon Valley . “When you want to succeed…the first time” is their motto and the focus of everything they do. Yamagami’s has been part of the wider Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association’s “Our Water Our World” campaign for several years, providing information about less-toxic and watershed-friendly products and procedures to help guide their customers toward greener practices.
Yamagami’s commitment to watershed protection gives new meaning to “green thumb.”
The Bay Area News Group is a valued media partner, helping the Watershed Watch Campaign deliver news and information to audiences through targeted digital ad and content delivery. Their contribution to the Campaign includes generous added value in advertising production assistance and impressions.
KBAY 94.5 is the top rated South Bay radio station, featuring contemporary hits and popular on-air personalities. KBAY is not only an enthusiastic supporter of the Watershed Watch Campaign, they are also a Certified Green Business.
KBAY airs public service announcements, provides support for community events, features Watershed Watch tips on Planet KBAY, distributes the Watershed Watch Discount Card at events, and even helps find new partners for the Discount Card Program.
KDTV Univision 14
KDTV has been a supportive media partner providing interview opportunities in their morning news program and added value announcements. The Watershed Watch Campaign appreciates Univision making it possible to reach the largest Spanish-speaking television audience in the Bay Area with our important pollution prevention messages.
KNTV supports Watershed Watch with production and advertising to help extend our capabilities to tell our story to Bay Area viewers. KNTV’s “Bay Area Proud” has given Watershed Watch an opportunity to spotlight our educational and community volunteer programs.
As a long-time media partner of the Watershed Watch Campaign, KRTY consistently provides generous added value media and promotional resources to help get our message out to their loyal listeners. Join KRTY and the Watershed Watch Campaign at our annual spring car wash event.
Cumulus Media brings the popular NASH country format to the Bay Area. NASH is an enthusiastic partner providing extra airtime and promotional support to help spread the word about preventing pollution in our neighborhood creeks and the San Francisco Bay.
Radio Estéro Sol is a top-rated Spanish station helping the Watershed Watch Campaign educate the community about pollution prevention, and promote our services and events. Their substantial support expands our potential to achieve the common goal of protecting our local creeks and the Bay.