The Putah Creek Council would like to thank all the volunteers who helped to cleanup Putah Creek on Saturday, April 23. Over a ton of trash and tires were removed from the City of Davis property along Putah Creek off of Mace Blvd. Special thanks to the City of Davis,
Yolo County Public Works (for waiving landfill fees) and the Captain Planet Club at Davis High School.
In addition to the trash and tires collected near Mace Blvd., over 30 tires were collected along Putah Creek in the vicinity of Winters. The tires, several with wheels were taken by the Vacaville Firestone store for recycling as part of a nationwide Earth Day Cleanup partnership. A few additional tires were too large for Firestone's equipment and were taken at a discount by Les Schwab Tire Center also in Vacaville. The removal of tires is a significant contribution to the health of Putah Creek since waste tires are among the most common solid waste items in the creek channel and disposal is difficult.