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2011 Creek Cleanup

Watch for details for the 10th annual Creek Cleanup - September 15th, 2012
2011 volunteers clean up along creek bank
2008 volunteers in the creek
2006 volunteers removing a sofa from the middle of the creek

9th Annual Creek Cleanup - September 17th, 2011

Almost ninety volunteers scoured the banks of Cache Creek on September 17th, picking up all kinds of trash and debris. This group of volunteers met at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve on a sunny morning to provide much needed assistance in keeping our waterways clean. They joined with volunteers at other Yolo County sites representing the local effort of the national Coast & Creek Cleanup Day.

These volunteers helped rid the creek of broken glass, plastic bags, paper, aluminum cans, tires, and countless other items that have been thoughtlessly discarded. Several youth groups representing Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H’ers joined in the effort. Some were also working on certain badges and others gained community service hours. Many of the youngsters really enjoyed “getting their feet wet” by wading through the creek to pick up items. One team under the guidance of landowner Steve Laugenour drove further downstream and picked up trash around the Highway 113 Bridge.

After a productive morning of work, pizza was served, and prizes were given out. Two loads of tires were hauled to the Yolo County landfill, and approximated 1500 pounds of trash and recyclables were deposited in the containers. Thank you to all who volunteered and made this a very successful cleanup day, resulting in our part of the creek a being a much nicer place.

 

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