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Three Steps To Start

Getting started on your first cleanup is as easy as 1-2-3:

Step 1: Schedule your creek cleanup at least 10 working days prior to your start date. This will allow us make sure there is no maintenance work scheduled during your event. Make sure to notify all your group members well in advance of your creek cleanup day (we recommend 60 days). To schedule a creek cleanup, contact the Adopt-A-Creek program coordinator Julie Abbatelli, (408) 724-1675, or use our on-line form.

Step 2: If you need garbage bags, gloves, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, or gate keys to access the creek site, notify the program coordinator when you schedule your creek cleanup. We furnish these items at no cost. Call the program coordinator before you pick up the supplies at our San Jose warehouse located at 5905 Winfield Boulevard, San Jose, California.

Please notify us whether or not you would like our maintenance personnel to pick up your collected debris after your creek cleanup event.

Step 3: Begin your cleanup event. Don't forget to have your permit with you at all times during the event!