Did you know? Every year Americans create 251 million tons of trash! Some of that trash ends up in our local creeks, which feeds into the San Francisco Bay. Last year alone, volunteers removed 47.5 tons of trash from waterways in Santa Clara County.

Are you tired of looking at creeks, rivers, or lakes that are plagued by litter? Now’s your chance to make a difference! The Creek Connections Action Group is looking for a few site coordinators to help rally volunteers for the upcoming National River Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

As a site coordinator, you will be in charge of one creek cleanup site. Your job will be to rally up the troops (such as Boy/Girl Scouts, church group, neighborhood association, school, company, any individual, etc.), locate a creek section to clean and collect volunteer registration information. We will help you with everything, so no prior experience is necessary. More information will be provided to you as the date approaches.

A quick one-hour mandatory site coordinator training meeting will also take place on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at noon. At this meeting, you will receive all your supplies FREE of charge (gloves, trash bags, sunscreen, bug repellent, first aid kit, etc.) for all your registered volunteers.

If you’d like to host a cleanup site, fill out the online registration form.

For more information, feel free to visit http://www.cleanacreek.org/ or send an email to volunteer@valleywater.org.

Important dates to remember for site coordinators:

  • Registration forms due March 3, 2017
  • Site coordinator training on May 11, 2017
  • National River Cleanup Day is May 20, 2017

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