2015 California Coastal Cleanup Day -
San Joaquin County, September 19, 2015|
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.
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
Various locations in Stockton and Lodi Lake
Registration: 8:30 a.m. Event Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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
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:
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
Kelley R. Villalpando at (209)
468-3073 for assistance.
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
Kelley R. Villalpando, Water Resources Division, (209)
PO Box 1810 / 1810 East Hazelton Avenue, Stockton, California 95201 | Phone (209) 468 - 3055