Port of Redwood City CURRENTS Newsletter for September 8, 2016

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Redwood City Part of International Coastal Cleanup Day

International Coastal Cleanup

WHAT: The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways.  People all over the world remove trash from the shores and document what they find. The data is compiled and published in an annual global report onmarine debris by the  Ocean Conservancy 

It is supported by national organizations such as  North American Marine Environment Protection Association

WHEN: The 2016 date is Saturday, September 17.

WHY:  Ocean and waterway trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies.  Policymakers use the ICC data to raise awareness about marine debris and reduce the problem at the source. Redwood City Participation (Click to open flyer)

Redwood City Coastal Cleanup:

  • Date:09/17/2016 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Location: Public Works Services
    1400 Broadway
    Redwood City, California 94063

8:30am – Free BREAKFAST! Sponsored by  Shinnyoen Temple.  9:00am – Cleanup teams will be provided with supplies and directed to the targeted areas.  12:00pm – Free BBQ lunch! Sponsored by SMCU

Targeted areas: 

· Bair Island Bike Path

· Bayfront Canal

· Chestnut Street

· End of Douglas & East Bayshore

· Hazel & Hemlock Tree planting

· Litle River Park & Transit Parking Lot

· Redwood Creek Behind Kohl’s

· Redwood Creek @ Veterans & Main

· Rolison Road Sound Wall

· Sequoia High School

· Topaz & Harding

· Union Cemetery

· Vera and Alameda

Other Nearby Coastal Cleanup Days

 

Other nearby Coastal Cleanup Day are:

San Mateo Marina Lagoon Cleanup

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Come join us for a community cleanup at Marina Lagoon. There will be a “Thank You” BBQ for all volunteers immediately following at Ryder Park, 1801 J Hart Clinton (E. 3rd Ave) San Mateo CA.

Address: Laguna Vista, Corner of Los Prados St and La Selva St, San Mateo CA

City of San Mateo 32nd Annual Bayfront Cleanup

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

The highlight of the event each year is the “Catch of the Day” where volunteers get to show off their most “unusual” finds. Be prepared to get dirty, have a good time, and help the environment! We will also have a “Butts Out” Contest for the most cigarette butts collected by weight. There will be a “Thank you” BBQ immediately after the cleanup for all volunteers.

Address: Ryder Park, 1801 J Hart Clinton (E. 3rd Ave), San Mateo CA.

For more information: call 650-522-7346.

Coastal Cleanup Day

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an annual waterway and land cleanup held on the third Saturday of September. It’s California’s largest volunteer event and brings community awareness to cleaning up and protecting our marine environment. San Mateo County coordinates CCD in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission, Ocean Conservancy, and many statewide and local partners. Cleanups are held all over San Mateo County at beaches, creeks, waterways, parks and neighborhoods and they’re family-friendly events!

For more information, visit: http://www.smchealth.org/ccd 

Millbrae’s 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Event

Date:  Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Rotary Park (S. Ashton near Millbrae Ave.)

Registration begins at Rotary Park and we will then pick-up litter at parks, creeks, trails, the Bay, and streets throughout the City.

If possible, please bring gloves, refillable water bottles, and buckets to help reduce waste. Refreshments provided. Call 650-259-2397 for details and to pre-register.

Belmont’s Coastal Cleanup Day:

Link to Belmont’s cleanup:

Top 10 Items Collected Worldwide in 2015

 PORT FEST

Save the Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

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