California Coastal Cleanup Day 2009 – September 19, 2009

During the 25th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, volunteers will clean trash and debris from creeks, trails and lakes in Santa Clara County. Last year 1,331 volunteers turned out to remove 95,656 pounds of debris and 16,327 pounds of recyclables from 26 locations throughout Santa Clara County.

Help where help is needed: 60 to 80 percent of the debris found on California’s beaches originates from inland or urban areas and washes out to the ocean. “California Coastal Cleanup Day is among the largest of many efforts that the state undertakes to safeguard our coast and ocean,” said Eben Schwartz, Statewide Director of the Cleanup. “The key to the success of the Coastal Cleanup Day, though, is the dedication of the volunteers who give their time and effort to this cause. Cleanup volunteers not only help remove debris from our state’s beaches and waterways; they also take away a powerful message of the need to prevent pollution year-round.”

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Project Details:
Time:  9AM - noon
Location: Sites throughout Santa Clara County.
Age Restrictions: All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present.
Type of Work: Clean-up of creeks and waterways to prevent pollution from reaching California coasts.
Waiver Required?: Yes, it can be accessed here.
Attire: Dress comfortably; wear closed-toe shoes.
Items to Bring: Volunteers are strongly encouraged to bring their own water mugs to prevent use of disposable cups.  Water will be provided for refills.
Meals Provided: Snacks will be provided.
Beverages Provided: Water
Additional Fees: None
Parking Available: Please check the details for each site; free parking available.
Rain Contingency: None--we clean rain or shine
Note: We will be videotaping the event for news and promotional purposes

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