Sept. 21: Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Host Marsh Creek & Delta Cleanup Day

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The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed (FOMCW) are proud to announce that Marsh Creek & Delta Cleanup Day which will take place on Saturday, September 21. The event will be held between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Participants may choose from six locations throughout Brentwood and Oakley. The cleanup covers over 3 miles of the Marsh Creek Trail, and parts of Deer Creek and Dry Creek as well.

Last year’s event had 200 volunteers during Coastal Cleanup Day where they picked up over 4 tons of trash. Need community service hours? Come join us for a few hours next Saturday morning. This is a great way to give back to your community, and help get trash out of our creeks!

This year’s event is focusing on Bring Your Own We invite you to bring your own reusable water bottle, work gloves, or bucket to use to gather trash. For each reusable item that you bring, you will receive an entry into a raffle to receive a sustainability kit provided by the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District. There will be six winning tickets, one for each site.

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 NunnSchool/ 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!

Sign up:
To sign up visit fomcw2019.eventbrite.com/

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. 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 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 & Oakley
  • Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
  • California Coastal Commission
  • East Bay Regional Park District
  • TerraCare

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  1. Maybe catch Vasco Corridor since the County refuses to help clean up their roadway responsibilities. Shame on the Supervisors for failing us and giving themselves another raise !

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