Monitoring Pollutants in Storm Drains–Ocean Report

Dear Ocean and Coastal Community,

Pollutants that get carried off buildings, streets, and yards when it
rains is the primary cause of ocean pollution in California. In this
Thank You Ocean Report, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Bridget
Hoover discusses the First Flush program which monitors pollutants in
storm drains after the first big rain of the season.

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the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for their support of the Thank
You Ocean Report podcasts.


Brian Baird
Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Natural
Resources Agency

Co-Chair, California Thank You Ocean Campaign

Matt Stout
Chief of Staff/Communications Director, NOAA Office of National Marine

Co-Chair, California Thank You Ocean Campaign