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September 4, 2007 > Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day

Submitted By Isa Polt-Jones

Volunteers are needed to join in East Bay Regional Park District's share of the 23rd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, scheduled for Saturday, September 15.

Participants will help to rid the shoreline of trash and debris, as well as recyclables. Of particular concern is the plastic refuse that collects along the shore because of its detrimental effect on the wildlife.

Major sponsors of the event include Alameda County and Contra Costa County Public Works Departments, Allied Waste Services, Richmond Sanitary, Union Pacific Railroad and Waste Management Inc. Contributors include BIOTA Corporation, Martinez Refining Co., Starbucks Coffee and the cities of Crockett, Hayward, Martinez, Oakland, Pinole, Port Costa, Rodeo and San Leandro.

The work day will last from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Volunteers should wear work clothes, gloves, and sturdy shoes and should bring snacks. Beverages will be provided.

Volunteers may choose among twelve staging areas in the two counties where cleanup crews may assemble. They are:

Alameda County
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newark
Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, end of Veasy Street, Hayward
H.A.R.D. Shoreline Interpretive Center , Hayward
Hayward Regional Shoreline, Hayward
San Leandro Marina
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland
Middle Harbor Regional Park, Oakland
Contra Costa County
Bay Point Regional Shoreline, Pittsburg
Martinez Regional Shoreline and Marina
Fishing Pier, Crockett
Carquinez Regional Shoreline - Between Crockett and Port Costa
Lone Tree Point, Rodeo
Bayfront Park, Pinole
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, Richmond

Organizations working with the Park District to stage the event include the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, the East Bay Conservation Corps, Friends of the Franklin Hills, Friends of Alhambra Creek, Friends of Carquinez Watersheds(CREEC), Hayward Area Recreation District, Save the Bay and Senator Torlakson's office.

To register or to obtain more information, call Kathleen Fusek, Coastal Cleanup Coordinator, at (510) 544-2515 or e-mail her at www.kfusek@ebparks.org or visit www.ebparks.org.

Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, Sept 15
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
(510) 544-2515
www.kfusek@ebparks.org
www.ebparks.org.

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