Coastal Cleanup Day is a global movement comprised of local communities and organizations – and there’s a Sonoma Valley component for inland waterways that is led by Sonoma Ecology Center. Together, we’ll make a big impact in removing trash and debris from natural habitats and neighborhoods.
On top of creating a cleaner environment, all of the items that volunteers pick up are recorded to raise awareness about our pollution challenges. At last year’s Coastal Cleanup Day, over half a million people picked up 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours. There’s true power in numbers.
Sonoma Ecology Center will be hosting 2019 cleanup efforts for the Sonoma Valley area at sites including:
- Maxwell Farms Regional Park, 100 Verano Ave, Sonoma, CA 95476
- Fryer Creek, located at Safeways back parking lot, 477 West Napa St., Sonoma
- Nathanson Creek Preserve, 29 East MacArthur St., Sonoma (Note: please don’t park in MacArthur Place’s parking lot, site check-in is at the corner of 2nd St. West and East MacArthur St. in the Nathanson Preserve Demonstration Garden)
Volunteers should wear comfortable and/or waterproof shoes, layered clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and work gloves if you have them. Please bring any plastic bags you may have, as well as your own water.