On Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, the City of Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program will be hosting a joint shoreline cleanup with the American Public Works Association (APWA) and Summon the Dragon (Dragonboat Team). The event will focus on removing trash/litter from the Oakland-Alameda Estuary near the Grand Street Marina.
Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring their own reusable bucket or bag, work gloves, and reusable water bottle. Portable Floatation Devices (PFD) and paddles will be provided for those interested in paddling or riding in the dragonboats. Additionally, attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at 7:30 a.m. to sign-in and complete waiver forms. Following the cleanup activities, APWA will be hosting lunch as a thank you for event attendees.
Trash and litter from storm runoff is a major cause of water pollution in the Bay Area. With miles of shoreline Alameda has a special opportunity to help keep our waterways clean protecting fish, wildlife, and aquatic habitats. Participating in the community cleanup is a great way to help prevent Bay and ocean pollution, meet your neighbors, and show community support. Service credit is available upon request.
The City of Alameda’s Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program fosters appreciation of the local environment, inspiring people to do their part to prevent storm water runoff and litter pollution during everyday activities. Learn more about pollution prevention and the Clean Water Program at www.alamedaca.gov/go-green/green-water
Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 1st at 5PM.