Groups and individuals are sought to don some rubber gloves, grab a bag and help remove trash and debris from local creeks on Saturday.
The event, part of a statewide cleanup of beaches and inland waterways, is from 8 a.m. to noon at Los Rios Park, 31790 Paseo Adelanto, near City Hall. Last year's creek cleanup drew nearly 300 volunteers.
Volunteers will be treated to lunch following the event courtesy of San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club.
Sign in begins at 8 a.m. and we will go into the creek at 9 a.m.Last year, 65,544 Coastal Cleanup volunteers collected over 769,000 pounds of trash and recyclable materials from 54 of California’s 58 counties. Almost 20 percent of the debris was recycled.
Cleanups will take place at nearly 60 beaches, bays, rivers, creeks, parks, roadsides and highways in Orange County, both coastal and inland.
Volunteers are needed between 9 a.m. and noon in most locations. To sign up for a location and get other information, go to www.ocparks.com/about/volunteer/cleanup.
Volunteers are advised to:
Bring your own grocery/retail plastic bags (for reuse)
- Bring your own bucket
- Bring your own reusable water bottle
- Make this a zero waste event
“We are all connected by water, and litter and other debris from almost anywhere in our state can pollute our coast and ocean and harm marine wildlife. Please join us on Coastal Cleanup Day to help us make trash extinct.”