California Coastal Cleanup Day may be the world’s largest marine-related volunteer event, but every day we need to keep our coastline clean. This year’s Cleanup Day slogan was “Help make trash extinct”! It’s a long-term project, and every communal effort takes us a step closer to safer, more beautiful beaches and waterways.
Join us at Damon Slough in Oakland on Sat, Dec 7, 10 am – noon. The Marsh is at MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline, a 741-acre park protecting the remainder of a once-extensive wetland on San Leandro Bay. The park includes the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Grove, completed with community support and dedicated in 1993. The 50-acre Arrowhead Marsh is a stop-over on the Pacific Flyway and is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
- Sturdy, closed-toe shoes
- Hat and other sunblock
- Layers for changeable weather
- Water bottle (no single-use plastic, please!)
Also bring your own reusable supplies if you have any of the following: bucket, trash bags, and gloves.
RSVP to confirm your participation: (510) 532-6574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damon Slough is located at the very end of Edgewater Drive. From Hwy 880, take the Hegenberger Rd. exit, go over the overpass (toward airport) and turn right on Edgewater Dr. Proceed 1.1 miles; Edgewater will reduce from 4 lanes with a median to a narrow 2-lane road. Proceed to the end of this 2-lane, continue through the gate, and on the left you will see the Garretson Point parking lot. We will park and gather there at 10 am.
This event takes the place of the East Bay chapter’s monthly retreat. Restore yourself from within while restoring the world without!