Volunteers Clean and Beautify Oakland Creeks

Volunteer.jpgOn Saturday, approximately 1,000 volunteers participated in Oakland’s Creek to Bay Day at 23 sites throughout Oakland.  Participants in the 13th annual cleanup and beautification event removed over 1,000 pounds of trash, 300 cubic yards of green waste and just under 100 pounds of recyclables from around Oakland’s creeks and Lake Merritt.  In addition, volunteers installed 150 durable storm drain markers with the message “No Dumping – Drains to Bay/Lake”.  The largest single turnout was at Dimond Park, where well over 200 volunteers spent the morning beautifying Sausal Creek and its surroundings.