Every day, runoff pollution from our streets and neighborhoods- including plastic bags, Styrofoam food containers, and cigarette butts, washes into storm drains and flows through creeks, where it discharges into the Bay untreated. This is the single largest source of Bay pollution.
On National River Cleanup Day, join Save The Bay in removing this toxic litter from our creeks and rivers before it has a chance to reach our Bay. Come out and help create a healthier Bay for all of us!
In partnership with Santa Clara Valley Water District.
No experience necessary. Save The Bay restoration programs can be a great learning experience for the whole family.
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• Weather cancellation & contact information:
Generally, we will still run the programs in a light rain. The morning of a weekend program you can listen to the outgoing voicemail message at 510-463-6805 to hear an update. This message will be updated only if we make the decision to cancel; please call again if you are concerned about the status of this event. You can also contact our field staff directly after 8am at 510-882-1642 or 510-882-4780. Please call both numbers as we may have more than one program running.
• What to bring and wear:
Expect to get dirty! Be prepared to be outdoors for the duration of the project. Dress in layers, bring a hat and rain jacket (if necessary), and wear close-toed shoes to protect your feet. Long pants are recommended, but not required. Unless of course it’s sunny! Then bring wide brim hats and sunscreen. Please also bring your own full refillable water bottle and help us cut down on plastic waste. Take precautions in wet weather with valuable items like binoculars and cameras. Our programs happen at public parks so please do not leave any valuables in your car. You are welcome to store your items in our trucks at the site.
Save The Bay provides all restoration tools, gloves and equipment. Our trained filed staff delivers quality educational instruction with maps, nature guides and binoculars. We provide water and granola bars but expect each participant to arrive with a full refillable water bottle to help us cut down on plastic waste. Participants must follow all safety directions and use tools appropriately. Your Save The Bay leader is certified in wilderness first aid and CPR. All sites have been scouted to insure there are no hazards or unsafe conditions. Save The Bay leaders carry a first aid kit and cell phone in case of emergency.