Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks, Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma Valley, Whole Foods, The Fairmont, Renaissance Lodge, MacArthur Place, and Starbucks will facilitate a California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Volunteers are invited to support this statewide initiative—by joining the Ecology Center in an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the cleanup will encompass three Sonoma locations: Maxwell Farms Regional Park, Larson Regional Park, and Nathanson Creek Preserve.
California’s coast and waterways have historically been collecting spots for annual accumulations of trash and debris. This debris can be harmful and fatal to marine wildlife, damage our state’s economy, and even pose a human health hazard.
Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them, and to have fun.
Volunteers are invited to join Ecology Center staff and partners at Maxwell Farms Regional Park, Larson Regional Park, or Nathanson Creek Preserve at 9:00 am Saturday, September 15, 2012. Coffee and pastries will be provided in the morning, with light lunches provided in the post-work celebration starting at noon. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves, eating utensils (plates, cups, flatware), and water bottles to help reduce the overall event footprint.
When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This work day will be followed by a picnic and celebration from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at one of three venues:
• Sonoma Creek: Maxwell Farms Regional Park at the Boys and Girls Club. 100 Verano Avenue, Sonoma, California 95476
• Sonoma Creek: Larson Regional Park. Meet at picnic tables near new Community Garden Site.
• Nathanson Creek: Meet at the Demonstration Garden, corner of MacArthur and 2nd St. E.
Preparation: Volunteers should wear layered, comfortable clothing. Conditions may include getting clothes dirty and feet wet. Please bring your own gloves and buckets to remove trash (we will provide gloves and trash bags if needed). Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For questions about clean-up sites or to RSVP for a group of 10 or more, please contact Jim Chayka at 707-996-0712 x115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded in part by the California Department of Conservation, and Proposition 84