Our Watershed

4,650 acres drain into Lake Merritt, bringing urban runoff from streets, sidewalks, parking lots, lawns etc.

Clean Water Best Practices
City Ordinance Section 13.16.100 – Reduction of Pollutants in Storm Water

$100 Reward!
For information leading to the positive identity of anyone dumping paint, oil, or any other pollutant into Glen Echo Creek or in the Lake Merritt watershed. Whenever possible, the information should include photographs, license plate numbers, date, time, exact location, type of pollutant and a water sample.

Follow the creeks into the storm drains that flow to Lake Merritt