We WON!!! Each year the California Coastal Commission holds a contest to see who finds the most unusual item. Winters volunteers found—and removed--a large portion of a grand piano on the north bank of Putah Creek (see photo at right). To see all of the 2009 photos, click on the photo at right.
2009 Putah Creek Cleanup
- 104 volunteers removed trash from Putah Creek between Monticello Dam and Stevenson Bridge
- These 104 volunteers removed 6,770 pounds of trash, and 830 pounds of recycling, and over 300 bottles of spray paint from the creek and creek banks
- Winters cleanup sites hosted 14 international volunteers from countries including Japan, Liberia, Brazil, and Uzbekistan
Davis Stormwater Ponds Cleanup
- 146 volunteers removed trash form 1.5 miles of Davis shoreline around Davis stormwater pounds
- Volunteers removed 100 pounds of trash, and 300 pounds of recyclables
2009 Yolo County Results
407 volunteers worked at 10 sites in Winters, Woodland, Davis, West Sacramento, and Clarksburg
- 12,950 pounds of trash and 3,120 pounds of recycling were removed from 18 miles of waterway
2009 California Results (only 65% of sites have reported results thus far. Final numbers will be higher)
- 66,550 volunteers
- 819,394 pounds of trash removed from inland waterways and beaches
- 89,899 pounds of recyclables recovered and recycled.
Again, thank you for your dedication to Putah Creek anf other local waterways. Putah Creek's fish, wildlife, and human inhabitants thank you. The downstream ocean residents send their appreciation as well!