On Sept. 16, 2017, GreenTown Los Altos led another creek cleaning all in the name of being part of the solution to water pollution. This year’s cleaning led as if often does, to surprises.
With a team of 30 volunteers, we managed to haul away 150 pounds of scrap metal from Permanente Creek at Heritage Oaks Park.
Some eager volunteers, cleaning the waters at the Permanente Creek in Heritage Oaks Park.
In addition to these rusting car parts, we removed much from the creek bed, diversion channel and park area:
- 50 pounds of trash
- 33 pounds of recyclable and compostable material
- More than 150 cigarette butts
Our enthusiastic volunteers, ages 8 to 80, were part of a county-wide effort organized by the Santa Clara Valley Water District on National Coastal Cleanup Day.
Ready, willing and able, teams of volunteers getting read for their big “haul”.
On that day throughout Santa Clara County, collectively, 1,892 volunteers removed 50,838 pounds of trash and 6,912 pounds of recyclables from our local waterways. Thanks to all the GreenTown Los Altos volunteers for making it possible to accomplish so much.
Check out the Los Altos Crier article on that day’s event, here.