Sept. 20: Antioch Costal Cleanup Seeking Volunteers

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Antioch Costal Cleanup 2014

The 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event, will take place on Saturday, September 20th 2014. The event is expected to draw more than 70,000 volunteers who will combat marine debris at over 800 locations throughout the state by removing the trash that has accumulated on California’s beaches and inland shorelines over the past year. Get out there, join the effort in Antioch, CA.

There are three locations to choose from in Antioch:

  • Antioch Marina
  • Prewett Park
  • Fulton Shipyard

When you sign up, select your location when you complete your registration.

SIGN-UP
Click here to register for the event. If this is a family or group activity, please include names/information for everyone in your volunteer group.

SITE LOCATION / REGISTRATION
Cleanups will be held at the Antioch Marina overflow parking lot and Fulton Shipyard Road (by the Red Caboose Restaurant). Select the area that you would like to help clean and then recruit your friends, family and co-workers.  If you are under the age of 18, you will need to get a parent or guardian to sign a waiver form before participating. Click for Volunteer Release / Waiver form.  Check-in begins at 8:30 AM. Please bring your completed waiver. Everyone must complete a Release / Waiver form to participate.

CHECK-IN / DAY OF EVENT
Wear sunscreen, shoes, and hat. When you check in at the cleanup location, you will be given trash bags, pencils, and a special data card to tally the items you collect. If at all possible, bring your own container for collecting trash, such as a reusable bucket, a milk jug with the top cut off, or a reused shopping bag. You can also bring your own work gloves. With a little effort, you can help move us closer to being a zero waste event by reducing the amount of disposable trash bags and gloves discarded on Coastal Cleanup Day.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS

  • SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
    Please be careful crossing streets and keep track of all the children on your team. Team members should wear plastic gloves and use pick-up tools to protect themselves from harm and disease.  There should be “extra” gloves in your team kit, if needed.
  • PUBLIC vs. PRIVATE PROPERTY
    Please pick up litter  and debris on public property only, i.e., sidewalks, streets, parks, etc.  DO NOT pick up litter on private property.  This includes home driveways, front yards, and private parking lots.  You don’t want to be charged with “trespassing”.
  • ALL VOLUNTEERS
    Please return any equipment, i.e.: pick-up tools, extra empty trash bags, extra gloves, etc. to the Check-in site.
  • VALUABLES
    Any valuables found during the Coastal Clean-Up should be referred to the Site Coordinators who will attempt to locate the owner of the article.
  • VOLUNTEER WAIVER & RELEASE FORM
    Print and complete a form for each participant.

1 COMMENT

  1. There are plenty of able bodied lazy section 8’ers that should have mandatory community service work.

    Imagine how spotless Antioch would be if this happened. Imagine how much monetary resources we could save and put into police and or code enforcement.

    If you can’t comprehend the first sentence, please allow me to rephrase: The disabled and veterans who can’t perform the job are exempt, however, there are a ton of lazy ass ghetto filthy criminal minded people on the section 8 program (especially in Antioch) who should have to put in community service for the free housing and food the hard working tax payer pays for.

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