kayak trioThe City of San Rafael and GWC teamed up for Coastal Cleanup Day 2017!

Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual event in California and around the country. Everyone helps keep waterways and shorelines clean.

Cleaning one of San Rafael’s hidden treasures is a lot of fun. Just ask the members of the Gallinas Watershed Council, the volunteer neighborhood stewards of Las Gallinas Creek who regularly kayak and clean the creek.

2017 Coastal Cleanup

We cleaned up the creek with kayaks and stand up paddleboards, pulling the trash out as we paddled down the stream.

We are respectful of native wildlife when helping remove trash from this sensitive creek and marsh which provide habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Coastal Cleanup Day - lend a handWhen:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Meet 10:30 AM at McInnis Boat Dock.

We aligned our cleanup with high tide on Gallinas Creek. On Sept 16 that is around 11:15 AM (5.2 feet high).

2017 Coastal CleanupHow:
By land or by sea!

In other words, by canoe, kayak, boat, paddleboard or on foot.

Watercraft and life vest.
Wear old clothes; boots, or water sandals with heavy socks, old, long sleeved shirt and long pants, gloves.

You will be working in a wet, mucky, marsh environment at high tide. You will mostly likely get your feet and pants wet.

Bring Sun protection, drinking water, a towel and clean shoes for the ride home. We will provide plastic trash bags and gloves and grabbers.

GWC Tel 415 578 2580

2017 Coastal CleanupSponsors:

GWC is always looking for sponsors for our events.

Please contact us if you want to help make our events a success!