Tri-Valley communities are seeking volunteers for the 35th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day next Saturday (Sept. 21), the largest statewide effort to preserve coastlines and clean up local creeks.
The communities of Dublin and Livermore both are planning to pick up rubbish and debris from area waterways as part of the yearly event, which also aligns with the eighth annual Creeks to Bay Clean-up. Sections of the Arroyo Mocho, Arroyo Las Positas and Altamont Creek in Dublin and Livermore will be targeted during the cleanup effort.
Living Arroyos, which partners with the Zone 7 Water Agency, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District and the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton to protect and maintain urban streams, will host the event once again.
Over the past two years, around 500 volunteers have collected nearly 43,000 pounds of trash and almost 5,000 pounds of recyclables from local creeks and rivers. In addition to enhancing the beauty of the community, the cleanup also improves water quality and local wildlife habitats.
Volunteers in Dublin will meet that day around 9 a.m. at Emerald Glen Park near the basketball courts over by Gleason Drive, where they will receive instructions and be served a light breakfast before heading out to clean any of the four creek areas slated for cleanup. The group will then reconvene at the park and end the event with a midday pizza lunch.
Livermore volunteers will meet at one of several spots, depending which site they sign up to work at.
A signed waiver is required to participate and children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult for the event.
For more information including meeting locations and how to register, contact Joseph Steelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Living Arroyos at http://www.livingarroyos.org/.