Approximately 6 tons of trash and 1,100 pounds of recyclables were removed from local waterways when volunteers came out for the 20 th Annual Coast and Creek Cleanup Day sponsored by the CA Coastal Commission. This year also marked the first official Yolo County Creek Cleanup Day. On September 7, Yolo County Supervisors passed a resolution to name the Coast and Creek Cleanup Day our official Yolo County Creek Cleanup Day and encouraged volunteers to come out and help their local waterways.
Over 240 volunteers participated at 8 different sites along Putah Creek, Cache Creek, and the Deep Water Ship Channel in West Sacramento to scour the waterways of Yolo County for trash and recyclables. Children and adults from both Yolo and Solano Counties came together to rid our local creeks of broken beer bottles, plastic bags, old newspapers, aluminum cans, and countless other items that have been thoughtlessly strewn along the creek's banks. The most unusual items found were a television with a dead fish inside, foam insulation, and various car parts. A Watershed Fair at Lake Solano with a BBQ, band, and water activities followed the event.