Environmental Protection Programs

The purpose of CSUSM Environmental Protection Programs is to protect the environment by preventing release of hazardous materials to the air, soil, or water. Below are the programs that are in implanted to protect the environment and that meet regulatory codes.


sierra vista crew

The photo above is of the Sierra Vista High School special education students. A partnership was developed nearly 20 years ago between Cal State San Marcos and Sierra Vista High School. The partnership developed a program that is designed to instruct and train the students in various aspects like daily living skills, vocational settings, and learn how to be mobile in the community. All these skills are taught in efforts to help the students gain employment and become more independent. They helped the university achieve 7 straight “Grand Championships” while competing in Recyclemania from 2005 to 2011 by assisting with the recycling of mixed materials that would otherwise go unprocessed and reduce debris accumulation on campus.

On behalf of CSUSM, we would like to thank Genaro, Briana, Omar, Sonia, Maylet, Jackie, Felix, Jacob, and Francisco for all their hard work in keeping Cal State San Marcos clean and avert from debris entering our stormwater system. Your efforts help preserve San Marcos Creek, Lake San Marcos, Batiquitos Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean’s natural environment.

 2012 Kick Butt Event

In 2012, Dr. Devin Romero got a group of volunteers to collect cigarette butts for one hour at CSUSM. That day, over 5000 cigarette butts were diverted from potentially entering the the storm drains and polluting the waters. These toxic butts are very hazardous to the environment.

kick butt of campus

Sewer System Management Plan - SSMP
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure - SPCC
Storm Water Management Plan - SWMP

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Regina Frasca at (760) 750-4502.