Putah Creek Spring Cleanup planned

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Visiting students from Zhejiang University in China pick up litter in the Winters Putah Creek Nature Park during a 2017 spring cleanup event. Courtesy photo

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Putah Creek Council will be hosting a cleanup event along Putah Creek on Saturday, April 14. This effort is part of Sacramento Area Creek Council’s Annual Creek Week, an area-wide effort to support clean and healthy waterways.

Trash in our waterways is an ongoing problem, with lasting effects. Storm water, wind and people transport loose trash and chemical pollution into to our creeks, rivers and eventually the ocean, impacting the health of wildlife and humans, water quality, and scenic beauty.

In the fall of 2017, 147 volunteers removed over 5,000 pounds of garbage from Putah Creek. The same areas are already littered with tires, plastic bags, bottles, fast food wrappers and cigarette butts.

Thanks to generous donations from Putah Creek Council supporters, Putah Creek Council will coordinate a focused cleanup along Putah Creek in Winters. Cleanup volunteers will gather at 9:30 a.m. at Rotary Park, and spread out to cleanup sites in and around Winters Putah Creek Nature Park.

Volunteers are asked to bring a pair of lightweight gloves, a water bottle and a bucket or other reusable container to reduce the environmental impact of the cleanup event. If you are unable to provide those items, bags, gloves and water will be available.

Putah Creek Council asks that all volunteers register in advance at www.putahcreekcouncil.org or by contacting Amy at amy@putahcreekcouncil.org or 530-795-3006.

 

 

 

 

 

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