On Saturday February 13th, over 30 volunteers came to support Save Our Shores' river cleanup at Branciforte Creek in Santa Cruz. Volunteers collected over 1,000 pounds of trash and over 400 pounds of recycling! Volunteers removed everything from couches, chairs, a bed frame, vacuums, tarps, shopping carts, electrical wires, batteries, car parts, cans, bottles, and lots of plastic items. Thank you to those who showed their support for our local watershed and made this creek cleanup such a huge success!
Save Our Shores has been leading river and creek cleanups throughout the year as it has become clear that these inland areas need our cleanup efforts the most. While our beaches continue to receive several cleanup a month, our river areas are often overlooked and under-served. We aim to change that! SOS will be hosting a number of river cleanups throughout 2010. Upcoming river cleanups include an Earth Day San Lorenzo River cleanup on Saturday April 17th, a San Lorenzo River mouth cleanup on Saturday May 29th, and an upper San Lorenzo River cleanup on Saturday June 12th. For details on any of these cleanups please visit our public calendar on the website or contact Emily at 831-462-5660 ext. 5.