2018-2020 Archive

High Desert Droplet

High Desert Holiday Waste Pick-Up Updates and More!

Nov 2, 2021 at 1:00pm

Plan ahead to discard holiday trash properly

Ring in the New Year with Stormwater-Savvy Prizes!

Nov 2, 2021 at 1:00pm

Follow us on social media for a chance to win in 2021

Cool Planting for Fall

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:41pm

Three steps to having the best stormwater savvy garden this fall

High Winds in our High Desert

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:42pm

Prevent pollution from migrating through our High Desert

A Stormwater Savvy Car Goes A Long Way for our Watershed

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:42pm

What starts in your driveway can end up in our waterways

A Story About a Fish

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:58pm

More than 100 High Desert students learned how taking care of our Mojave River Watershed significantly affects our water -- and a fish named Freddie! 

 

Dog Days of Summer

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:40pm

Time for a W-A-L-K? Here are three doggie-doo’s for new pup parents.

Oh Christmas Tree…How to Get Rid Of Thee?

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:59pm

The presents are unwrapped, the leftovers are gone and all the decorations are safely back in their storage bins for another year. Before you throw that Christmas tree in the trash, check out these stormwater-savvy options!

 

A 2018 New Year’s Pollution Resolution

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:59pm

For 2018, we challenge you to make our drinking water a priority. Join the Stormwater Pollution Revolution by taking the pledge to protect our Mojave River Watershed.

 

How do Plants Absorb Pollution?

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:40pm

Watch this video as Stormwater Trooper Marty demonstrates how easily plants can absorb pollutants.

Celebrate National Trail Mix Day on August 31!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:41pm

Sustainable snack recipe the whole family will love.

Keep the Watershed PPE Pollution Free

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:39pm

Find out how to choose pollution-free protective gear.

Pick Out Water-wise Plants at Our Local Nurseries!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:40pm

Check out the best plants to grow this season and find out where to grow them locally. 

Hike Through the High Desert

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:40pm

Take a look at these three hiking essentials before your next adventure.

It's National Volunteer Week!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:39pm

Wondering how you can make a difference from the comfort of your home? Read more!

Celebrate Earth Day at Home on April 22

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:39pm

How to get your kids excited about being home on Earth Day! 

Water Quality During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:39pm

Your local drinking water is safe for consumption. Read more!

Organizational Highlights – NPO’s to Know!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:38pm

Incredible local organizations you are not going to want to miss out on knowing.

Some PAW-fect Ways to be a Responsible Pet Owner This Month!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:38pm

Are you doing all you can to be the best (and most stormwater-savvy) pet owner? Read on to find out!

Three Ways To Show Love to the Mojave River Watershed

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:38pm

It’s about to get even easier to show your love to our own beloved Mojave River.

Only YOU Can Fight Rainy Day Stormwater Pollution

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:37pm

Are you doing these simple things to prevent stormwater pollution?

How to Create a Resolution That Will Actually Stick in 2020!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:37pm

Why 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail and tips to make sure yours don’t.

Going Green (and Saving Money) with Gift Wrap This Season!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:37pm

Stop wasting money on one-time gift wrap, and be #stormwatersavvy with these awesome alternatives!

Recycling is Fun for Everyone!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:33pm

Looking for ways to get your kiddos involved in recycling? Try these three activities.   

Give Thanks for Composting!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:33pm

Go green and compost your Thanksgiving dinner waste!

Turn Your Home Renovation Oh-No’s into an Oh-Yes!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:32pm

With the summer season right around the corner, you might have the itch to spruce up your home and work on projects you put off during the winter. Before you complete any DIY projects, make sure to avoid this list of home renovation no-no’s.

What to Know Before Planning the Perfect Fourth of July Party

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:32pm

Planning the perfect Fourth of July party is not an easy task. Check out our tips for hosting an eco-friendly party your friends and family will remember!

A Summertime Stormwater Savvy Activity for Children of All Ages!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:33pm

Clean-up events makes a huge impact on our community. Loose trash and debris often find its way into our storm water system affecting our drinking water. Get your children involved in a clean-up to help keep our community pollution free and teach them to be stormwater savvy!

High Desert Showers Bring Pollution to Our Watershed!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:26pm

The height of spring is finally here, and with April being known for its showers, we can’t forget that with rain comes stormwater runoff. Follow these guidelines during the calm before the storm to help prevent our water from pollutants that travel with the stormwater runoff.

Spring Into Action

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:25pm

Bottom line: when trash is not disposed of properly, it can negatively affect our Mojave River Watershed. When litter and other contaminants enter our waterways, our watershed becomes polluted, causing unsafe water for all of us. This spring season, be the best Stormwater Trooper possible by following these tips that will prevent trash from entering our waterways.

Spotlight: Organizations that Support a #PollutionFreeMojave

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:26pm

Creating a #PollutionFreeMojave isn’t a task that one organization can tackle alone. Thankfully, our High Desert region has plenty of organizations that work together to keep our watershed clean and preserve the beautiful Mojave Desert. If you aren’t following them already, here are some of our notable partners you should check out:

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, This Valentine’s Day, Gift Waterwise Plants Too

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:25pm

Not only do waterwise plants allow you to save water due to their low maintenance, but they also help prevent excess runoff. These plants are ideal for High Desert living conditions as they grow effortlessly in low-water conditions, tolerate heat and desert conditions, and can live longer.

Put a Spring (Clean) in Your Step by Participating in #NationalVolunteerMonth

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:32pm

Spring cleaning season can be hectic and sometimes, we don’t stop to realize that our community needs cleaning too. Whether you’ve volunteered in the past or are new to the job, this step-by-step guide will help you make an impact on your community for #NationalVolunteerMonth!

Sultana High School Students Become #StormwaterTroopers

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:25pm

Students from Sultana High School’s biology classes had a recent visit from Cece the Stormwater Trooper and friends. 

New Year, New Stormwater Savvy Habits

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:24pm

Second Time’s a Charm

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:24pm

Fall Into New #StormwaterSavvy Routines

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:23pm

Pumpkin *spice* up your home routine with three new ways to be eco-friendly. Read on for more treats (and no tricks!):

Fall Community Events with the Mojave River Watershed Group

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:23pm

Cece and friends made recent visits to Hesperia Days and Victorville Fall Festival. See what they were up to and find out where they’re headed next!

Roll Back to School the #Stormwatersavvy Way

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:22pm

How do you keep your car and the environment clean? We’ve got the answers! Take a look at our #stormwatersavvy best practices.

5 Ways to Go Stormwater Savvy this School Year

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:22pm

Recycle LESS with more planning this school year. You heard us right. These eco-conscious supplies are reusable and will keep you #stormwatersavvy all year round – add them to your Back-to-School list today!

The Girl Scouts Take on Stormwater Pollution

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:23pm

Cece the Stormwater Trooper had a splashing good time at the "Wonders of Water" Day. Keep reading to learn all about their adventures with the San Gorgonio Girl Scouts!

Dive into Summer the #Stormwatersavvy Way!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:15pm

Splish, splash! Summer is here and so are the inflatable pools. Check out these stormwater-savvy tips before taking a dip.

Go Green at Your Next Barbeque

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:16pm

If you’re planning to barbeque this Fourth of July, there are some stormwater-savvy tips you need to know.

MRWG Awards Waterwise Superstars!

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:15pm

Make this Valentine’s Day an Upcycled Gift Giveaway

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:59pm

Upcycle your unwanted disposable glass materials into romantic and cute decorative vases for Valentine’s Day!

 

MRWG Means Business!

Nov 2, 2021 at 1:01pm

MRWG is focusing its attention on a variety of new partnership initiatives - and we mean business!

 

Be a Star in Your Own Home this Spring Season

Nov 2, 2021 at 12:58pm

This spring season, we challenge you to keep spring cleaning “green” with these useful household hazardous waste disposal tips.