Community Outreach

Join The City of Palo Alto Watershed Protection Group at fun and engaging events and WORKSHOPS this spring & summer!

Upcoming events

California Coastal Cleanup Day – Help keep creeks and the Bay clean by joining the City of Palo for the annual Coastal Cleanup Day Event. There are two cleanup locations in Palo Alto that need volunteers. Sign up Today!

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023. 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Adobe and Matadero Creek cleanup site locations. More information on the creek cleanup sign up page.

For more information call 650-329-2122 or email us at


  • Tour the Regional Water Quality Control Plant

Take a walking tour of the Regional Water Quality Control Plant and see how operators, scientists, engineers, and educators work together to clean 20 million gallons of wastewater daily before it’s released to San Francisco Bay. Tours are offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with an appointment. Students must be 6th grade or higher. Closed-toe shoes are required.

To schedule a tour, see our updated Plant Tour Request Form and Guidelines or call (650) 329-2598.

  • Check Out Home Improvement Rebates that Prevent Pollution
    Rebates are available for installing rain barrels, permeable pavements, and rain catchment cisterns. These beautiful and practical home improvements filter pollution and reduce stormwater runoff.

    More information at
  • Learn Something New
    Attend a workshop to learn how to reduce waste, prevent pollution and conserve water. Topics include pest control, composting, pollinators and more. Most classes are free. Visit for more information.​