"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first that is still to come."
Leonardo da Vinci
The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the U.S. where fresh water from the Central Valley mixes with the salt water of the Pacific. Crabs, clams, fish and birds live in its deepwater channels, marshes and tidelands.

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California Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join The Watershed Project and many other local organizations for the 30th anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day! As part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, California joins 43 other states and 92 other countries in the largest volunteer event on the planet.

Last year over 648,000 volunteers joined together to pick up over 12 million pounds of trash from over 12,900 miles of waterways around the world. This year you can be a part of this momentous event! Come out to your local creek or shoreline and help make a difference - check out the map below to find a cleanup near you!mlk1

Who: You, your family, your neighbors, your friends + 3000 other volunteers from around the county

Date: September 20, 2014

Time: 9am-12pm

Locations: Shimada Friendship Park, Albany Bulb, and many other locations throughout Contra Costa County. Please view all locations on our map!

Please visit our event pages to register: Shimada, Albany, or Contra Costa or for any questions please email Vanessa Gayton.

Waivers: Each volunteer must have a signed waiver form to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To save time at the registration table, you can complete your waiver at home and bring it to your event. (English|Espanol)

Sponsored by the California Coastal Comnmission, the City of Albany, the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, EBMUD, REI, Wareham Development, Steve's Auto Care, and Daniel Winkler & Associates Inc.