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Volunteers Make a Difference in Tri-Valley Creeks to Bay Clean Up
The 34th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest statewide and international effort to clean trash and debris from beaches, bays, creeks, rivers, and lakes. In Livermore, volunteers of all ages came to help clean up trash and debris from eight Livermore creek sites on Saturday, Sept. 15. Along the 5.92 miles of Livermore waterways, 257 volunteers collected a total of 2112 gallons of trash and 264 gallons of recyclables. In the City of Dublin, 153 volunteers collected 5.5 cubic yards of trash and recyclables from five creek locations.
Removing trash and debris from neighborhood creeks improves the beauty of neighborhoods and helps protect both water quality and aquatic habitat in creeks. Studies have shown that much of the garbage found in San Francisco Bay and along the California coast originates from inland sources. It often starts as trash that blows into storm drains and ends up in creeks and other waterways that flow to the Bay.
The Tri-Valley Creeks to Bay Clean-up was coordinated by the Adopt a Creek Spot Program, with refreshment, supply and prize donations from Noah’s Bagels, Costco, Orchard Supply Hardware, Livermore Sanitation, Ecofolia Design, Dom’s Outdoor Outfitters, Livermore Barber Shop, First Street Alehouse, Eagle Ridge Winery and California Coastal Commission.
Adopt A Creek Spot Program
Adopt a Creek Spot Program partners include the Living Arroyos, City of Livermore Water Resources Division, Zone 7 Water Agency, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, Livermore Valley Joint-Unified School District, Alameda County Resource Conservation District, Alameda Creek Watershed Forum, Friends of the Arroyos, and Goza Gear Eco-Friendly Screen Printing & Embroidery Work. The Program's mission is to promote healthy Tri-Valley creeks through active community participation and education. The Adopt a Creek Spot Program promotes year-round clean-up of local creeks by volunteers. Adoptees include: Saundra Lormand and Laura Cornett; Las Positas College Spanish Club and BasicNecessities.org; Terry and Alyce Rossow; Tri-Valley Conservancy and Tri-Valley Fly Fishers; Cub Scout Pack 942; Friends of the Arroyos and Granada High School Students; Phillemon Hann; The Henry Family; North Livermore Community Alliance; and Boy Scout Troop 906 and Sunrise Mountain Sports.
Additional information about the ongoing Adopt a Creek Spot Program is available at www.trivalleycreeks.org.