NATIONAL RIVER CLEANUP DAY
Saturday, May 18, 2013
National River Cleanup Day – Complete success!
National River Cleanup Day provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and anyone interested to go out and help clean up local waterways. People of all ages came together as a community and made a difference by removing trash and any debris that had accumulated in our waterways over several months and sometimes even years. Together we can make a big impact and this year was no exception.
Thirty out of 38 sites have reported in that 834 volunteers covered 52 miles of creeks and reservoirs and removed 15,798 pounds of trash and collected 2,556 pounds of recyclables.
Volunteers commented on how fun the cleanup event was and what a great experience it was for them.
If you missed all of the fun on National River Cleanup Day, not to worry, you can sign up for our next event. Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21. Help make a difference in your community, sign up to volunteer at www.cleanacreek.org.
The Creek Connections Action Group (CCAG) was formed in San José, California, in the fall of 1995 by several local agency coordinators whose shared goal is to engage volunteers in preserving and protecting the waterways and to collaborate their creek cleanup efforts in Santa Clara County.
CCAG is an action-oriented partnership made up of local government, non-profit and environmental organizations. Since the group's inception, thousands of volunteers have participated in hundreds of cleanups, removing thousands of pounds of trash each year from creeks, rivers, and reservoirs in Santa Clara County that would otherwise make its way to San Francisco or Monterey bays. This partnership builds upon existing volunteer programs, combining resources to sponsor county-wide events.
CCAG coordinates two clean up days each year in Santa Clara County. National River Cleanup in May and Coastal Cleanup in September.