The 2015 Putah Creek Cleanup, hosted by Putah Creek Council in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day and the International Coastal Cleanup, took place on Saturday, September 19th. A whopping 176 volunteers were able to clear over 8 miles of waterway and roadside of 1100 lbs of recyclables and over 4,000 pounds of non-recyclable trash. Volunteers carted away mattresses, TVs, appliances, tires, furniture, hundreds of spray paint cans and cigarette butts, and other non-recyclable litter. The most unusual items collected included a beer keg & tap, a shopping cart, a golf ball & driving iron, and a Marlboro "end cigarette litter" pledge card.
This huge accomplishment is due largely to the time and energy committed by this phenomenal team of site captains and volunteers.