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California Coast and Creek Cleanup 2014

Saturday, September 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

**Sign up by clicking on the link for the cleanup site you want to attend!**

"Our waterways could use a pick-me-up" is the theme for this year's annual California Coast and Creek Cleanup Day.  Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State's largest volunteer event. 

In 2013, over 58,000 volunteers removed almost 750,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California's beaches, lakes, and waterways. Families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals come together to celebrate and share their appreciation of California's fabulous coast and waterways. The event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy  which is the largest volunteer event on the planet! 

Putah Creek Council uses a "bring your own" philosophy to reduce the environmental impact of the cleanup operation  We ask that volunteers please bring a bucket or reusable bag for collecting trash.  We also recommend that volunteers bring a pair of lightweight gloves and a filled, but reusable water bottle.  If you are unable to provide these items, a limited number of water bottles and gloves will be available at the cleanup. Additional water will be available at the sites.  We also strongly recommend that volunteers wear long pants, closed-toed sturdy shoes, hats and also wear sunscreen. 

Please click on the links below to learn more about each cleanup site, and register for the September 20th event. This is the largest annual environmental event in our region. Learn more at this link

Winters and Putah Creek sites include:

Davis pond and waterway sites include:

Other local sites include:

  • Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area:  Michael Herrera,
  • Cache Creek Nature Preserve: Gina Martin,,   530-661-1070 
  • Port of West Sacramento Barge Canal: Sarah Hemley,, Linda Paumer,
  • Lake Washington, West Sacramento: Pat Sayer Handley:, Washington Sailing Club
  • Clarksburg Boat Ramp, 38125 County Road E9, Old River Road, Clarksburg:, 916-375-4886
  • Lake Solano Park, Sean McDowell,,, 530-795-2990
  • Lake Berryessa: Marianne Butler,, 707-301-5778
September 20, 2014 9:00 AM through 12:00 AM

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