The Creek Stewardship group plays an essential role in helping the community take action and responsibility for our local creeks. Members can participate, promote, and come up with creative ways to engage the community in large events especially during times of COVID-19 when large gatherings are discouraged. On a smaller but more involved scale you can help Valley Water develop a better system to recruit volunteers for the Adopt-A-Creek program or adopt a creek yourself! There’s a lot of room for creativity and improvement to give the community a strong sense that they can be part of the litter solution in our creeks. Plus, you can get outside and see the visible difference you are making!
National River Cleanup - May 2021
Did you know tens of thousands of pounds of trash is picked up each year along our local creeks, rivers, and streams in Santa Clara County? We can all play a part in stopping trash and debris from reaching our creeks, rivers, and the San Francisco Bay.
Join us for the National River Cleanup taking place every Saturday in May. Register for one or all Saturdays (May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) and do your part to keep our creeks clean!
By pledging/registering, you will receive free exclusive tips on conducting a safe and effective cleanup. Pledge/Register your cleanup to stay connected with thousands of other volunteers hosting their own cleanups and to help us track the amount of trash we're keeping off our streets and creeks.
To keep our creeks clean, we'll be cleaning up in our neighborhoods and local natural areas.
Put those grocery bags and gardening gloves to use! Only collect what you can carry during your cleanup and what you have space to dispose of in your home trash and recycling bins. When registering, you will have the option to request assistance to obtain basic cleanup supplies: trash bags, gloves, and litter sticks. Before you explore this option, we STRONGLY encourage you to re-purpose cleanup supply items from home, like gardening gloves and grocery bags, to limit travel and exposure.
About National River Cleanup:
National River Cleanup is a national day of action to protect our rivers, watersheds, and wildlife from trash and debris. Since its inception in 1991, American Rivers have engaged more than 1.3 million volunteers who have participated in thousands of cleanups across the country, covering more than 261,000 miles of waterways and removing more than 32.5 million pounds of litter and debris.