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September 17, 2013 > Coastal Cleanup Day event at Civic Center

Coastal Cleanup Day event at Civic Center

Submitted By Nelson Kirk

Join the Alameda County Resource Conservation District's annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Union City. In conjunction with the Alameda Creek Alliance, a local organization that encourages fisheries and creek restoration, ACRCD is seeking volunteers to help improve the health of our local creek and wildlife habitat. On Saturday September 21, volunteers will meet at the Union City Civic Center near the skatepark. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and end around noon.

Adults, student, and kids (10 and older) will be collecting trash along the creek-side trail to Alameda Creek, and around the pond in the park. The different types of trash will be tallied and reported as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers will learn about the impact of trash on water quality and wildlife in the creek. This opportunity is great for students looking to earn service learning/community service hours. Wear suitable clothes and sturdy shoes that can get dirty, and bring gloves if you have them. Trash bags, litter grabbers, and a snack after the cleanup will be provided.

Students: Bring your school's form to receive Service Learning/Community Service Hours.

Please notify the Alameda Creek Alliance if you plan to attend: email Ralph Boniello at ralph@alamedacreek.org

You can also sign up online at www.handsonconservation.org

Please download a liability waiver form; those under 18 need a parent signature. Volunteers 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. The form is available online at www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/coordinators/2013_Waiver_short_form.pdf

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