On Saturday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the City of Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program, in collaboration with PM Realty Group, is sponsoring a litter cleanup day at Alameda Point. To participate, volunteers can pre-register for the event at www.alamedapointcleanup2014.eventbrite.com or sign up the morning of the cleanup at the registration tables at the Shoreline parking lot on Main Street, west of the dog park. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring your own reusable bucket or bag and work gloves. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Litter is a major cause of water pollution in the Bay Area. Trash travels down the storm drains where it enters and pollutes the Bay. In addition to degrading neighborhoods, litter adversely affects fish, wildlife, and aquatic habitats. Participating in the community cleanup is a great way to help prevent Bay and ocean pollution as well as meet your neighbors and show community support.
The City of Alameda’s Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program fosters appreciation of the local environment, inspiring people to do their part to prevent storm water runoff and litter pollution during everyday activities. Learn more about pollution prevention and the Clean Water Program at www.alamedaca.gov/go-green/green-water. For more information, please contact Patrizia Guccione at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-747-7951