The Friends of China Camp (FOCC) and Gallinas Watershed Council (GWC) are participating in Coastal Cleanup Day at China Camp.
What is Coastal Cleanup?
Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual event in California and around the country. Everyone helps keep waterways and shorelines clean. Here in the Gallinas Watershed we venture out onto Gallinas Creek and San Pablo Bay to access trash in marshy areas and creek banks. We have fun cleaning up the creek and bay with canoes, kayaks and rowboats, pulling the trash out as we go.
GWC members & supporters can participate in a cleanup at China Camp group.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2013
Time: 10 AM
Location: China Camp Village
We’ll put in at China Camp Village around 10 AM or so.
Here’s some more info: “On the landward side, we have folks from Marin History Museum coming in for the clean up. Marcie Miller from MHM will be doing post-clean-up talk/tour of the village for those folks.
Paddlers will be welcome to join in on that, as well as a “no-host” picnic lunch (cafe will also be open).
Please let Art know if you can bring a boat and participate. They’d like to know so they can plan where we’ll go exactly
(probably some will go N and some S from CC).
To participate please RSVP with Art Reichert, GWC President here: CONTACT GWC.
Come and volunteer – with or without a boat! If you can ride in a kayak or canoe, you can help our Cleanup.
Why go out on the water?
We hope to get to hard to reach areas via canoe and kayak. A lot of trash is lodged in our marshes. Hard to see from a distance, but when you’re in the marsh, there’s trash everywhere.
- boat, kayak or canoe (creek bank walkers need boots)
- water bottle, snack
- long sleeve shirt or sunscreen
- Trash bags
- Other equipment, such as grabbers
Need a ride? The two-seater Gallinas Goddess canoe is available – first come, first serve!
Please help us on Coastal Cleanup Day!
Would you like to join another local coastal cleanup event this year? You have a number of choices:
2014 Coastal Cleanup events in Marin