California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state’s largest volunteer event. Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers across the state remove millions of pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes and waterways. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world.
Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 15 at locations throughout Sonoma Valley for the local cleanup of the headwaters of our coastal streams. In Sonoma County, Coastwalk-CCTA coordinates the effort on multiple beaches and inland sites, including Sonoma Valley waterways. The Valley cleanups are organized and led by Sonoma Ecology Center at the following locations:
- Fryer Creek: meet at back parking lot of Safeway, 477 West Napa St.
- Nathanson Creek: meet at Nathanson Preserve Demo Garden, corner of E. MacArthur Street and 2nd Street East
- Sonoma Creek at Maxwell Park: meet near Boys & Girls Club inside Maxwell Regional Park, 100 Verano Ave.
- Sonoma Creek at Larson Park: meet at Larson Park, 329 DeChene Ave.
Those interested in joining this important yearly clean-up effort are invited to come to one of the above locations from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes, layered clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and please bring work gloves, extra plastic bags if you have them, and your own water. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more info or to register for Coastal Cleanup Day in Sonoma Valley, please contact SEC restoration technician Patrick Willis at 707-996-0712 ext. 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on the Cleanup Day countywide, go to coastwalk.org/volunteer/coastal-cleanup-day.