• Ripple Effect!

    ´╗┐Stormwater Photo Challenge

  • Join the movement to protect our rivers and make a splash with your photography skills in the Ripple Effect: Stormwater Photo Challenge!

    Are you passionate about safeguarding our waterways? Do you have a knack for capturing the beauty of nature in action? We're calling all community members to capture ideas for stormwater solutions through photo and/or video.

    Simply submit your photo or video demonstrating how you or your chosen nominees are protecting our rivers and contributing to stormwater quality. Whether it's showcasing innovative rainwater harvesting systems, community clean-up efforts, eco-friendly practices in action, or simply cleaning up your pet's waste, we want to see your impact!

    And here's the best part - by sharing your story through visuals, you'll automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card to Downtown Grand Junction.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to make waves for a cleaner, healthier Mesa County. Together, let's create a Ripple Effect of positive change and inspire others to join the movement. Submit your entries today and let your photos speak volumes for our rivers!

    How to Enter:

    1. Snap or record a photo/video showcasing your efforts to protect our rivers and enhance stormwater quality.
    2. Share your submission with a brief description of what you are doing on Facebook using #RippleEffectChallenge OR use this form to upload and submit your entry.
    3. That's it! You're now in the running to win a $25 gift card to Downtown Grand Junction.

    Let's make a difference, one ripple at a time. Dive into action and show us your stormwater solutions today!

    Contest entries accepted from April 1 - October 31, 2024. One winner will be selected at random at the end of every month. Entries are good for the entire season, regardless of which month they were submitted.

  • Needs some ideas? Here are some impactful ways to protect our rivers and contribute to stormwater solutions:

    Cleaning Up After Your Pet: Be a responsible pet owner by always picking up after your pets. Bagging pet waste prevents harmful bacteria from contaminating our waterways when it rains.


    Mindful Fertilizing: Avoid fertilizing your lawn before rainstorms. Rain can wash away excess fertilizer, carrying harmful chemicals into storm drains and eventually polluting our rivers. Choose to fertilize during dry weather to minimize runoff.

    Choose Commercial Carwashes: Choose commercial carwashes over washing your vehicle at home. These facilities ensure that wastewater is properly treated and filtered before it's discharged into the sewer system, preventing pollutants from reaching our rivers.

    Eco-Friendly Driveway Cleaning: When cleaning your driveway or outdoor surfaces, choose eco-friendly cleaning products, vinegar or baking soda to avoid harsh chemicals that can pollute stormwater runoff.

    Community Cleanup Efforts: Every act of stewardship, no matter how small, plays a crucial role in preserving the health of our rivers and waterways. Whether it's organizing a cleanup in your neighborhood, tidying up local trails, or simply picking up litter in outdoor spaces, every conscientious effort contributes to the Ripple Effect.

    By incorporating these ideas into your daily routine, you're not only protecting our rivers but also making a positive impact on stormwater quality. Show us how you're putting these solutions into action through your photos and videos for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Downtown Grand Junction.