Cub scouts join with LDS, Beth Emek members to clean arroyos

Effort part of 25th annual California Coastal Cleanup

Local cub scouts and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Congregation Beth Emek joined forces last weekend to tackle trash-ridden Pleasanton arroyos.

The cleanup was organized to be a part of the 25 annual California Coastal Cleanup.

Cub scouts came from Packs 902, 916 and 934. About 200 volunteers helped clean nearly 12 miles of local waterways. The hard-working crews braved triple-digit temperatures to haul 78 tires and 1,330 pounds of garbage from the creeks.

Much of that mess begins as trash on local streets or parking lots and ends up washing down the storm drains, according to cleanup organizers. Clearing the creeks of debris at the end of summer helps prevent pollution and makes sure our local waterways are ready to handle flows for the next season's storms.

The annual California Coastal Cleanup event is sponsored locally by the City of Pleasanton with support from Zone 7 Water Agency, which provides the Livermore-Amador Valley with flood protection and water supply services.

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Posted by Steve Rosefield
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Thank you to everyone who organized and/or participated in this service to the community and our environment. Your efforts are very much appreciated!

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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm

It is so wonderful to see the good in the world. These youth are such good examples for others! I was not there but I thank all those who did perform this selfless act for our community .

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

These kinds of events should really be better advertised. I would have loved to join in and I'm sure many others would have too.

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