Volunteers wanted for waterway cleanup

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 12, 2012 —

Yolo County’s Creek Cleanup Day will be held this Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at various sites throughout Yolo County as part of the California Coastal Commission’s 28th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer trash cleanup in the world. One such site will be West Sacramento’s port and barge canal area.

This statewide event will take place at more than 800 locations around California.  Volunteers will remove debris that has accumulated on California’s beaches, creeks and inland shorelines.

Cleanup sites in Yolo County include the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, City of Davis ponds, Putah Creek sites near Winters, the Barge Canal in West Sacramento and Lake Washington and at the Clarksburg Boat Ramp.  The cleanup day is being organized and supported by Yolo County Planning & Public Works Division of Integrated Waste Management, Cache Creek Conservancy, City of Davis, Putah Creek Council, Putah Creek Trout, River City Rowing Club, Lake Washington Sailing Club, Delta Protection Commission and Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

Those wanting to volunteer are encouraged to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, gloves and sunscreen and should bring their own bucket or reusable bag for collecting trash.  Trash will ultimately be emptied into large trash receptacles.

To participate in the West Sacramento cleanup effort, email  psayerhandley@yahoo.com or call (916) 869-4510. To help in Clarksburg, call (916) 375-4886.

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