NATIONAL RIVER CLEANUP DAY
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Volunteers are needed to help clean Santa Clara County waterways. Please join the effort to keep our creeks and lakes clean, healthy and beautiful.
Remember to wear long pants, long sleeves and a hat. Use plenty of sunscreen. Bring your own reusable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Thank you for caring about our creeks.
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.