WGR SOUTHWEST, INC.
Environmental, Health & Safety Consultants
 Do storm drains really flow to the river? ⁣ —⁣ Well, the students from the Lodi area, along with the City of Lodi, and WGR Southwest Inc. did a super cool experiment to find out! ⁣ —⁣ Local students created mini trash rafts, and the City and WGR attached a waterproof camera to the rafts and dropped them down a storm drain. The camera captured the footage of the trash’s journey to the river, where our helpers collected the trash raft as it floated out of the storm drain! ⁣ —⁣ 💧💧💧Storm drains do indeed empty into loca
Mon October 19, 2020, 2:44 pm
 This Sunday commemorates the Clean Water Act’s 48th anniversary!!!⁣ —⁣ The Clean Water Act had its early beginnings on a 1956 Mississippi River cruise taken by John Blatnik, the chairman of the House Public Works Committee's Rivers and Harbors Subcommittee. While Blatnik was on the river to assess its locks, dams and levees, he was struck by the river's filth. During the late 1960s, the horrific state of water and environmental pollution (including the infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River caused by an oil slick) continued to be brought
Fri October 16, 2020, 9:35 am
 Is your site winter ready? Here are John Teravskis’ (WGR’s QSP/QSD and Construction General Permit expert) top 5 BMPs for winterizing your site! ⁣ —⁣ 1. Make sure that an effective soil cover has been applied on all completed or inactive areas of soil disturbance. The effective soil cover can be a temporary measure like straw or wood mulch, hydraulic mulch, erosion control mats, crushed rock, plastic sheeting; or it can be permanent covers such as landscaping, asphalt, or concrete surfaces.⁣⁣ 2. Check to see that sediment contro
Thu October 15, 2020, 10:41 am
 Storm season is coming soon. Do you have your sampling kit up-to-date and ready for the first rain event of the season? Here’s some advice from Aaron Ortiz (WGR’s sampling expert) on what you are going to need in your sampling kit…⁣ 🌧An up-to-date COC (chain of custody) placed within a Ziploc bag to keep the document dry.⁣ 🌧Sampling bottles from the laboratory where you have an active account. For the three basic sampling parameters of pH, oil & grease, and total suspended solids (TSS) most laboratories require the following s
Mon October 12, 2020, 3:26 pm
 If you need QSP or QSD training, you've come to the right place. And you don't even have to leave your living room - this sought-after training class is now 100% online, in keeping with CASQA's requirements. But hurry, the class is limited to only 12 students! Happening October 27-29. Register for the class by clicking the link in our bio!
Wed October 7, 2020, 6:59 am
 Last week we had such an awesome time during Storm Water Awareness Week. ⁣ —⁣ Here’s a quick recap of the event:⁣ 25 Virtual Workshops⁣ 600+ Participants⁣ 3 Keynote Workshops Introducing the New State Water Board Industrial and Construction Leads⁣ 25+ Hours of Free Storm Water Education ⁣ —⁣ Plus, if you missed the event, you can still watch all the workshops at stormwaterawareness.org
Wed September 30, 2020, 9:53 am
 Happy first day of fall!!!! — PS - don’t forget to check out @stormwaterawarenessweek Workshops and big doings are happening right now!!!
Tue September 22, 2020, 7:02 am
 Storm Water Awareness Week is next week! Are you ready for some quality, free, and completely virtual storm water education? We totally are. Head over to @stormwaterawarenessweek to find out more and to see all the happenings of next week! Or click the link in our bio and visit the Storm Water Awareness Week website.
Fri September 18, 2020, 10:03 am
 Need something to do, but don’t want to leave home? We’ve got just the thing for you! ⁣ —⁣ + Storm Water Awareness Week: September 21-25. It’s a completely free and 100% virtual storm water education event. We highly recommend it! You can find out more at @stormwaterawarenessweek ⁣ + Got SWPPP? Coming in October to a computer near you. This QSP/QSD training is now 100% virtual. We’ll let you know more details as we get closer. ⁣ + FORGE - an online learning platform. With hours of educational (and some fun and beautiful) conte
Wed September 9, 2020, 9:55 am
 Looking for some online learning opportunities? Good news! Storm Water Awareness Week 2020 is 100% online. Not to mention the fact that it’s also 100% free! ⁣ —⁣ Mark your calendars, because Storm Water Awareness Week is happening September 21-25. You can find out more about this event by heading to @stormwaterawarenessweek or going to stormwaterawareness.org
Mon August 31, 2020, 6:54 am
 Just a friendly reminder from your environmental health and safety friends at WGR - stay cool! 😎⁣ —⁣ ☀️ Stay hydrated. ⁣ ☀️ If you’re working out in the heat, remember to take a break and cool down. ⁣ ☀️Be aware of heat exhaustion or heat stroke symptoms in yourself and in those around you. Seek immediate help if symptoms appear.
Mon August 17, 2020, 9:15 am
 In this original series from FORGE, travel with us to Yosemite National Park and the Merced River watershed to see how man-made and natural damage is being repaired and restored. For a limited time, the first video in the series is available for no charge. Streaming now on FORGE (link in bio).⁣ —⁣ #education #restoration #restore #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #nationalpark #wildliferestoration #documentary #stormwater #environment #environmental #california
Wed August 12, 2020, 9:46 am