It's that amazing time of year again -- when Putah Creek enthusiasts of all ages come out for a rewarding morning of picking up refuse, trash and recyclables along their favorite reach of Putah Creek! Please join us for Putah Creek Cleanup 2015, Saturday, September 19th, 9 am - 12 noon.
Putah Creek Council has coordinated cleanups on Putah Creek since 1988, and thanks to the efforts of a generation of supporters, most of the large legacy dumps have been removed. But even though the big dumps are gone, lots of unsightly trash finds its way into Putah Creek annually. To help keep Putah Creek beautiful, approximately 100 volunteers come out to the creek on the 3rd Saturday in September each year to participate in our local cleanup effort.
Thanks to generous funding from the Water Resources Association of Yolo County, and partnership with Solano County Water Agency staff and interns, Putah Creek Council will coordinate several cleanup crews at sites on Putah Creek from South Fork Preserve at Mace Blvd. If you don't feel like picking up trash but still want to get involved, we would love your help checking in volunteers, distributing t-shirts, and setting up and serving lunch and drinks. Registration for the cleanup is required, please see below.
We will have two gathering spots this year - Rotary Park in Winters (for the the cleanup sites near Winters) and the Picnic Grounds at the UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve (for the cleanup sites near Davis). The Winters Cleanup Sites include Lake Solano (by canoe), Winters Putah Creek Nature Park, and Putah Creek Road from Railroad Avenue to downstream of the I-505 overcrossing. The Davis Cleanup Sites include Stevenson Bridge, the UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, and City of Davis South Fork Preserve at Mace Blvd.
Because we need to have the correct amount of supplies and extra water at each site and also provide lunch after the cleanup, we ask that all participants register in advance for either the Winters or Davis cleanup sites.
Due to limited equipment availability, online registration is mandadory for any volunteers interested in the Lake Solano Canoe Cleanup.
We hope to see you this year at the Cleanup!