Hard-working cleanup volunteers traded a sunny Saturday morning of leisure for gloves and trash bags to cleanup Putah Creek. The 60 volunteers who collected over 5,000 pounds of trash at the Putah Creek Clean-up on Saturday, September 15 are helping to make Putah Creek a more beautiful environment for all.
Volunteers from Winters and Davis collected trash at 5 sites along Putah Creek. The sites included Stevenson's Bridge, Yolo Housing, the Winters Putah Creek Nature Park, I-505, and the Farm on Putah Creek properties. Three miles of creek frontage was cleaned-up as part of this event.
The cleanup along Putah Creek was coordinated with both Yolo and Solano Counties and was part of the larger statewide effort by the California Coastal Commission and international effort by the Ocean Conservancy.
Many thanks to Vacaville Sanitary and Yolo County Waste Management for providing the trash bins and waiving disposal fees and the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee and Rich Marovich for driving the "trash truck". We'd like to thank Nugget Markets for providing reusable grocery bags for volunteers, Lester’s Farm Bakery for providing donuts in the morning and the Pizza Factory of Winters for a generous discount on pizza for our lunch celebration. We would also like to thank the Jelly Belly Candy Company for providing Jelly Belly sample packs, Yolo County Flood Control for providing water and water jugs, Yolo County Public Works for travel mugs, CALFED for sponsoring the Putah Creek Council Community Stewardship Program, and the Coastal Commission and all of its affiliates for making this event possible.
Special thanks to the City of Winters and Winters Putah Creek Committee for their support of the event. The cleanup would not have been possible without our site captains who help to plan, organize and carry-out the cleanup event!