Sept. 20: FOMCW Announces Marsh Creek and Delta Cleanup Event

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FOMCW Delta Clean Up

The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed (FOMCW) are proud to announce that Marsh Creek & Delta Cleanup Day which will take place on Saturday, September 20. The event will be held between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Participants may choose from locations in Brentwood, Discovery Bay or Oakley.

Last year’s event had 400 volunteers during Coast Cleanup Day where they picked up 6.75 tons of trash and cleaned 20-miles of creek and delta waterways.

“This is a great event for folks of all ages and abilities to help clean up trash along our trails and in our creek” says Executive Director Diane Burgis. “People always enjoy the event and feel a real sense of accomplishment when they see all the trash they helped clean up. These cleanups help make where we live look nicer, helps improve habitat for the creatures that live in and along the creek, and helps protect our drinking water.”

Workday Sites Include:

Oakley:

  • Cypress Rd located at 240 E Cypress Rd, Oakley  – This is a spot where we need lots of
    volunteers! Lots of trash from local business and school. If you can walk up and down the bank this is a great place to help out! Parking is limited in the parking lot so you can park on Warhol Way in the nearby neighborhood on  if you need to. (See Map) We meet at the EBRPD parking lot.
  • Creekside Park located at 3900 Creekside Way, Oakley. We have a good number of folks
    registering for this site, consider going to Delta Rd or Cypress Rd.!

Brentwood

  • Corner of Dainty and Central.  This is a great place for those that can move up and down
    the bank.
  • Homecoming Park located at 2040 Homecoming Way.  Last year between here and the
    Brentwood Tech Center we found 1/4 of all of the 5.25 tons of trash picked up in one day.  If you
    want to pick up some serious trash come out to this site!
  • Ron Nunn School/ Apple Hill Site located on Rose Brook Terrace off of Central.  This is
    the fifth year that Apple Hill and Summerset Residents took on cleaning up Sand Creek which runs in to Marsh Creek!
  • Creekside Park   This is the most friendly stretch of clean up in Brentwood for those with
    mobility issues including older people, small children and those in wheelchairs!
  • Bristow Middle School located at 855 Minnesota Ave  – Two creeks at one location! This is
    another family friendly spot with easy access. We already have a good number of folks registered at this site- Please consider Homecoming or Creekside Park.

Discovery Bay

  • Kellogg Creek Trail Behind Safeway: This is a BRAND NEW site for us!  We will be
    cleaning up Kellogg Creek from the Hwy 4 bridge down to where the creek meets the Discovery Bay and the surrounding trails.

Sign up:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creek-cleanup-supply-prep-get-together-tickets-13037255783

For more information on the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, visit their website

The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Creek and Delta Cleanup is a part of the California Coastal Commission’s California Coastal Cleanup. Last year over 400 volunteers cleaned up just 6 tons of debris from creeks and trails in East County. Data gathered from cleanups in the past few years reveal the need to continue to find strategies to prevent trash from getting in to our water ways. A large number of what is picked up in Marsh Creek is plastic bags, food wrappers, Styrofoam, cigarette butts and construction materials. 60 to 80 percent of the debris found on California’s beaches originates from inland or urban areas and washes out to the ocean.

Event Partners:

  • Contra Costa County Flood
    Control District
  • Cities of Brentwood, Discovery
    Bay, & Oakley
  • California Coastal Commission
  • Delta Protection Commission
  • San Joaquin- Sacramento Delta Conservancy
  • Reclamation District 800
  • East Bay Regional Park District
  • Century Management Company
  • Terracare & Associates
  • Office of Supervisor Mary Piepho