Coastal Cleanup Day is a global movement made up of local communities and organizations. Together, we make a huge impact every year in removing trash and debris from natural habitats, cities and neighborhoods.
On top of creating a cleaner environment, all of the items that volunteers pick up are recorded to raise even more awareness about our pollution challenges. At Coastal Cleanup Day 2016, it was reported that over half a million people picked up 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours! There is truly power in numbers.
Sonoma Ecology Center will be hosting 2017 cleanup efforts for the Sonoma Valley area at the four sites listed below. This event is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should wear comfortable and/or waterproof shoes and layered clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring work gloves if you have them, any plastic bags you have lying around, and your own water and water bottle.
To help us prepare, interested volunteers are asked to pre-register at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3042967.
Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Se habla Espanol.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CLEANUP MEETING SITES:
- Fryer Creek (this site is a chronic garbage area so please make it if you can!): Meet at Safeway’s back parking lot, 477 West Napa, Sonoma.
- Nathanson Creek: Meet at Nathanson Preserve Demo Garden, corner of E. MacArthur and 2nd St. West (125 East MacArthur St. for reference), Sonoma.
- Sonoma Creek: Meet at Maxwell Regional Park near the Boys and Girls Club, 100 Verano Ave.
- Larson Park: Meet at 329 DeChene Ave., Sonoma.