Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The 23rd Annual River & Road Clean-up Saturday, September 19th

The Valley Women's Club Joining Forces with Save our Shores

In order to bring to public consciousness the tie between the SLV watershed and the health of the ocean, we are joining together to emphasize the importance of preventing SLV trash from washing down the River to the Bay.
VOLUNTEERING:Volunteers are invited to check in starting at 9 am at the Felton Covered Bridge Park, or on Hwy 9 at Fillmore St. in Ben Lomond, or at the SLV Redemption/Recycling Center behind the Village Wash & Dry in Boulder Creek, to help with the Cleanup. Volunteers are encouraged to come any time, all day from 9 to 3, to help, but after 12-noon in Felton, folks should come to Hihn St. by Rite Aid to sign in, to return trash, or to bring large items for transport, so the Park may be tidied up and returned to recreational use. The Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek sites will operate from 9 to 3 as usual, with the 9 to 12 effort tallied for SOS. VWC Board Member, Karen Burman will Captain for Ben Lomond. The morning effort at the Covered Bridge Park will be Captained by Beth Hollenbeck of CORE, whose enthusiastic volunteers did a powerful clean up job for last year’s SOS Clean-up and plan to do so again this year, with VWC volunteers joining in.

The River & Road Clean-up is again co-sponsored by the SLV Water District and the County of Santa Cruz. Both will provide dump trucks to haul recyclables and trash to the Ben Lomond Transfer Station, where the County will provide free disposal of trash. The VWC’s recycling centers will process the recyclable materials.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring cars and trucks to help transport materials to the three pick-up points. Bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes and readily visible clothing. The Valley Women’s Club will staff the sign-in tables/drop-off sites, provide trash bags and latex gloves, suggest cleanup locations, and offer free drinks, snacks and prizes for all volunteers.
For more information go the the VWC website.

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