The City of Larkspur is dedicated to ensuring the future health, safety, and general welfare of its citizens by:
Minimizing discharges other than storm runoff to storm drains or watercourses
Controlling the discharge to storm drains or watercourses from spills, dumping or
disposal of materials other than rain water; and
Reducing pollutants in storm water discharges to the maximum extent practicable.
We are protecting and enhancing the water quality of the state's and the nation's watercourses, water bodies, and wetlands in a manner pursuant to and consistent with the Clean Water Act.
The City of Larkspur would like to remind you that discharge of non-storm water flows to the City storm drain system is prohibited. All discharges other than storm water must be in compliance with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued for discharge.
In Larkspur, storm drains flow directly to local creeks, San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Ocean, with no treatment. Stormwater pollution is a serious problem for wildlife dependent on our waterways and for people who live near polluted streams or wetlands. Please, visit the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program website for more information on caring for our creeks, pest management, and Marin watersheds.
Are you interested in helping keep Larkspur Clean? Join us at the Clean Marin Trash Summit November 1st to find out how to help. Click on the flyer for more information.
The City of Larkspur is building bridges with the community and businesses to help keep Larkspur clean. We are in the early stages of setting up a volunteer program. If you are interested in helping us keep Larkspur free of trash contact us for more information. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line include Clean Larkspur.
What is Storm Water Runoff? Follow this series of Storm Water Films called, "Slow the Flow: Be a California Water Warrior."
Slow the Flow
The Corte Madera Creek watershed is located in the eastern urbanized corridor of Marin County, California, and reaches from San Francisco Bay into the foothills of Mount Tamalais, in the Coastal Range. It is bounded on the west by a steep, forested ridge running northwest from the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais (elevation 2,571 ft) to Pine Mountain and then north-northeast to White's Hill (elevation 1,430 ft).