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San Joaquin County - California Coastal Cleanup - September 20, 2014



 
Join hundreds of volunteers in removing trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout San Joaquin County. In the past, we have pulled appliances, cigarette butts, beverage cans, tires, furniture, and other harmful waste from local rivers and streams. Pollutants such as these make for an unhealthy environment for humans and animal life alike. We hope you will participate with your family, friends, and neighbors on the third Saturday of September to take part in San Joaquin Countyís Coastal Cleanup, part of a state-wide effort to clean our rivers, streams, and coastline.

Why is it important?

The San Joaquin County Coastal Cleanup is about much more than picking up trash along our waterways. Itís a day to demonstrate your desire for clean water and healthy rivers. Itís an opportunity to learn about our natural resources and itís a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our local San Joaquin County waterways.

How can you participate?

September 20, 2014

Various locations in Stockton and Lodi Lake

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Event Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


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1) Sign Up:

Individuals are welcome to register on site. If you are part of a group, let us know you are coming ahead of time. Everyone who participates in Coastal Cleanup Day must sign a waiver form Ė and are available at all cleanup locations or you can sign one and bring it with you. If you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian signature before participating. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for a safety briefing.

2) Show Up:

Come to the Cleanup prepared for the weather (hat, shoes, sunscreen), but everything else you need (bags, gloves, data cards, pencils, etc.) will be available on site. You can help us reduce the waste we create at Coastal Cleanup Day by bringing your own container for collecting trash, such as a reusable bucket, a milk jug with the top cut off, or a reused shopping bag. You can also bring your own work gloves and reusable water bottle. Help move us closer to being a zero waste event.

3) Clean Up:

Pick up every bit of human-made debris you can find, and record what you remove. Data collection is important! Your data goes into Ocean Conservancy's international database, used to identify the sources of debris, and help devise solutions to the marine debris problem. Be sure to return trash, recyclables and your data card to the site captain after the cleanup.

Large groups, schools and community organizations may pre-register by calling Cynthia Madrid at (209) 468-3073 for assistance.
 
     
2014 Coordinator's Site      

SJC Sponsors

Want to be recognized for your support of the annual San Joaquin County Cleanup?  Become a sponsor of the event, a site, or make a donation! I would be happy to speak with you about various opportunities:

Cynthia Madrid, Water Resources Division, (209) 468-3073 or cgmadrid@sjgov.org

 

  
 
 

Local Partners:

   
 
     
 

National Sponsors:

The Ocean Conservancy
Crystal Geyser
Waste Management

PO Box 1810 / 1810 East Hazelton Avenue, Stockton, California 95201    |    Phone  (209)  468 - 3055

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