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National River Cleanup Day
Be Part of the Solution to Creek Pollution!
Saturday, May 18, 2013


Palo Alto

1. San Francisquito Creek
Site Description:
Euclid to West Bayshore
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Manhattan Ave at Woodland Ave
Number of Volunteers Needed:
80
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Michelle Daher / City of East Palo Alto
To sign up for this site:


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, Please call 650-859-3197 or e-mail mdaher@cityofepa.org.

Note: Disposable gloves will be available. Bags will be available for those who do not have a bucket. Avoid poison oak: wear long sleeves and closed toed shoes.

 

2. Matadero Creek
Site Description:
East Bayshore (frontage road) to wetlands area east of Highway 101
Volunteer Meeting Area:
East Bayshore Road at the foot bridge near the Emily Renzel Marsh Pond
Number of Volunteers Needed:
25
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Maree Doden, City of Palo Alto/WPCP
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please e-mail maree.doden@cityofpaloalto.org or visit www.cleanbay.org

Note: Great for children, flat trail, parking available along E. Bayshore. Wear insect repellent if needed, bring your own trash grabbers and gloves if possible.

 

3. Adobe Creek
Site Description:
East Bayshore Road to Palo Alto Baylands/Floodbasin
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Parking lot at East Bayshore and 1001 Elwell Court
Number of Volunteers Needed:
- FULL -
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Kevin Zittle, City of Palo Alto
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 650-463-4902 or e-mail kevin.zittle@cityofpaloalto.org

Los Altos

4. Permanente Creek Diversion Channel
Site Description:
Portland Avenue to Grand Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Heritage Oaks Park - picnic tables near Miramonte & Portland Avenues
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Kit Gordon, Greentown Los Altos
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Mountain View

5. Stevens Creek
- SITE CANCELLED -
Site Description:
Crittenden to Highway 101

 

6. Stevens Creek
Site Description:
El Camino Real to Evelyn Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Stevens Creek trailhead at the End of Central AVENUE (NOT Central Expressway)
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Eric Anderson, City of Mountain View
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


To register and for more information, please call 650-903-6225 or e-mail eric.anderson@mountainview.gov

Note: Access is difficut and some uneven footing/rocky conditions.

Sunnyvale

7. Sunnyvale West Channel
- SITE CANCELLED -
Site Description:
Mathilda to Caribbean Drive

 

8. Sunnyvale East Channel and Baylands portions of San Tomas Aquino and Calabazas Creeks, north of Highway 237
Site Description:
Highway 237 to Baylands
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Sunnyvale Baylands Park, 999 E. Caribbean Drive, north parking lot
Number of Volunteers Needed:
- FULL -
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Jackie Davison, City of Sunnyvale
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 408-730-7717 and leave a message with contact information; or e-mail wpcp@ci.sunnyvale.ca.us

Note:Steep, muddy channel banks and lots of thistles make this a poor option for younger volunteers.

 

9. El Camino Storm Drain
Site Description:
Reed Avenue to Willow Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Gate at Willow Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:
10
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Peggy Chubb, Boreaux HOA
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 408-338-6262 or e-mail pelochic@yahoo.com

Cupertino

10. Stevens Creek Reservoir
Site Description:
6-10 sites around the reservoir

Note: SCVFD and the Lions will be hosting a pancake breakfast for volunteers.
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Boat launch parking lot
Number of Volunteers Needed:
60
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Holly Maximovich, SCCP
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


To register and for more information, please call 408-355-2299 or e-mail volunteer@prk.sccgov.org

Note: Uneven terrain, need proper clothing and sturdy shoes; poison oak, possible ticks and rattlesnakes.

 

11. Calabazas Creek / Regnart Creek
Site Description:
Bollinger to Miller Avenue
Creekside Park to Blaney Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Creekside Park
10455 Miller Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:
- FULL -
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes, under 12 with an adult
Site Coordinator:
Lauren Tacke, City of Cupertino
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 408-777-3354 or e-mail environmental@cupertino.org

Note: Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Additional parking available next door at the First Baptist Church of Cupertino.

 

12. Calabazas Creek
Site Description:
Miller Avenue to Stevens Creek Blvd.
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Miller Avenue at Creek
Number of Volunteers Needed:
FULL
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Hemang Nadkarni, Cub Scout Pack 433
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Site is for Boy Scouts

Santa Clara

13. San Tomas Aquino Creek
Site Description:
Great America Parkway to Bay
Volunteer Meeting Area:
East side of the pedestrian bridge near the tennis courts
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Mary Morse, Cub Scout Pack 32 and Brownie Troop 60650
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, e-mail morse5150@yahoo.com.

Note:Easy bike, bus and Light Rail access. The site is heavily vegetated so wear long pants/long sleeves. No bathrooms available. All kids under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Groups are okay. Park in the Convention Center overflow parking lot off of Centennial Blvd.

 

14. Saratoga Creek
Site Description:
El Camino Real to Benton Street
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Benton and Saratoga Creek close to White Street
Number of Volunteers Needed:
- FULL -
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Shoba Krishnan, Service Unit 625, Girl Scouts of Northern California
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite

For more information, e-mail skpgjota@yahoo.com

 

15. San Tomas Aquino Creek - Being cleaned Wed, 5/15
Site Description:
Monroe to Scott
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Walsh Avenue at San Tomas Aquino Creek - East Bank
Number of Volunteers Needed:
FULL
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Ed Maurer, Santa Clara University Civil Engineering Department
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Site is for Santa Clara University, Civil Engineering students only.

San José

16. San Tomas Aquino Creek
Site Description:
Williams Road to Hamilton Avenue (along San Tomas Expressway)
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Tiwaneese Presbyterian Church, 400 Payne Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:
FULL
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes, with adult
Site Coordinator:
Mack Johansen, Blackford Neighborhood Action Coalition
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Project is for Blackford Neighborhood Action Coalition only - email mjoha222@sbcglobal.net.

Note:Wear good shoes as some small puddles of water may require walking through them. Wear sunscreen. Bring your pickup tools if you have them.

 

17. Saratoga Creek
Site Description:
Prospect Avenue to Cox Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Prospect High School parking lot near the gate
Number of Volunteers Needed:
- FULL -
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes, under 16 with adult
Site Coordinator:
Jianhua Zhou, Santa Clara County Cub Scout Pack 325
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please email zjhua67@gmail.com

 

18. Guadalupe River - West Bank
Site Description:
Skyport Drive to Highway 880
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Dirt parking lot next to permit parking lot across from 1401 Airport Blvd.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes, under 16 with adult
Site Coordinator:
Michael Miller, Fairmont San Jose
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, email michael.miller@farimont.com or visit http://www.fairmont.com/san-jose/

 

19. Guadalupe River
Site Description:
Taylor Street to Coleman Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, 438 Coleman Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:
40
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Jeremy Dalton, Guadalupe River Park Convervancy
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


To register, please visit guadalupeconservancy.org. For more information, please call 408-298-7657 or email jeremy@grpg.org

 

20. Guadalupe River
- SITE CANCELLED -
Site Description:
W. St. John Street to W. Santa Clara Street

 

21. Guadalupe River
Site Description:
Park Avenue to Grant Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Santa Clara Valley Water District lot at Locus Street and Woz Way
Number of Volunteers Needed:
100
Parking is Available at the Site:
No - Park in lot at Locus Street and Woz Way
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Servando Perez / Elizabeth Ortiz, City of San Jose - Anti-Graffiti & Anti-Litter Program
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 408-975-7233 or email servando.perez@sanjoseca.gov

Note:Parking available at Locus Street and Woz Way.

 

22. Guadalupe River
Site Description:
Grant Avenue to Edwards
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Palm and Grant Avenue (trail entrance across the street from 696 Palm)
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Tyson Durm, HOBA
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please email tyson@handsonbayarea.org or visit http://www.handsonbayarea.org/

 

23. Upper Penitencia Creek
Site Description:
Capitol Avenue to White Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Girl Scout sign (green and white)
(by wooden bridge)
Number of Volunteers Needed:
65
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Alex J. Bianchi, De Mattei Construction
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, email alex@demattei.com

Note:Be sure to wear appropriate clothing. No shorts or open shoes.

 

24. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
East and West Ridder Park Drive
Volunteer Meeting Area:
880 Ridder Park Drive
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Ralph MIller, Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Site is for Department of Child Support Services employees and families

 

25. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
Watson Park (Highway 101 to Empire Street)
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Parking lot next to dog park area in Watson Park
Number of Volunteers Needed:
60
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Natalie LaVan, Save the Bay
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

To register, visit www.savesfbay.org/volunteer, email bayevent@savesfbay.org or call 510-463-6809

 

26. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
William Street to Highway 280
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Next to dog park in Selma Olinder Park at the end of Woodborough Place
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
No
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Ella Samonsky, City of San Jose - Environmental Services
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 408-793-4379 or email ella.samonsky@sanjoseca.gov

Note: Cleanup in both Selma Olinder and Williams Street Parks

 

27. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
Rock Springs Park - Needles Drive to Wool Creek Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Rock Springs Park
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
No
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Kim Thai / Paul Gonzalez, City of San Jose - Clean Creeks, Healthy Communities
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please email cchc@sanjoseca.gov or call 408-771-7069 or visit (http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=1490).

Note: Steep banks in some areas, poison oak, some homeless encampments

 

28. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
Hellyer Park to Silver Creek
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Cottonwood Lake, west parking lot
Number of Volunteers Needed:
50
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes, under 18 with adult
Site Coordinator:
Will Bick, SCCP
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

To register and for more information, please call 408-355-2299 or email volunteer@prk.sccgov.org.


29. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
Metcalf Road to 1/2 mile south
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Metcalf Road and Monterey Road
Number of Volunteers Needed:
10
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Steve Dachauer, Santa Clara County Water Ski Club
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 510-760-0907

 

30. Ross Creek
Site Description:
Meridian Avenue to Camden Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Behind Safeway at creek access gate next to Little League field on the corner of Ross and Branham
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Full
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Ken Kelly and Linda LeZotte
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

For more information, please email kk20699@att.net

 

31. Guadalupe River - (2 Locations)
Site Description:
Coleman Road to Blossom Hill Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
A - 5750 Almaden Expressway near outdoor classroom benches (30 vols)
B - Light Rail Parking Lot near trail entrance (20 vols)
Number of Volunteers Needed:

A - 30
B - 20

Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Kathy Machado, Santa Clara Valley Water District
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register for 31A here at Evenbrite.
Register for 31B here at Evenbrite.

For more information, email kslama@valleywater.org or call 408-630-2739

Campbell

32. San Tomas Aquino Creek
Site Description:
Hamilton Avenue to Campbell Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Southwest corner of Hamilton Avenue and San Tomas Expressway
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes, under 16 with adult supervision
Site Coordinator:
Romie Barbieri, San Tomas West NAC
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Site is for San Tomas West Neighborhood Association



33. San Tomas Aquino Creek
Site Description:
Silacci to McCoy
Volunteer Meeting Area:
By gate behind school
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Full
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Marianne Bickett, Forest Hill School
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Site is for Forest Hill School students and families



34. San Tomas Aquino Creek
Site Description:
Westmont Avenue near Quito Road following trail along east side of creek
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Westmont Avenue at bridge over creek (west side of Westmont High School playing fields)
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Anthony Ortega, West Valley Clean Water Program
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 408-354-4734 or email info@cleancreeks.org

Note: Creek bank is very high and steep; going into creek is discouraged. Mainly picking up trash alongside trail.

 

Los Gatos

35. Los Gatos Creek
Site Description:
Vasona Lake County Park 151 acres of park and Los Gatos Creek Trail Highway 9 to Lark Avenue including Oak Meadow Park
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Vasona Lake Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, picnic area to the left of the entrance kiosk
Number of Volunteers Needed:
65
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes, 15 years and under with adult
Site Coordinator:
Dave Lane, West Valley Green Leaf - SCCP
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please email dlredwoods@aol.com

Note:High volume of light trash (cigarette butts, wrappers, bags, fishing items); low volume of heavy litter. Great community service hours opportunity: bring completed forms with you.


Morgan Hill

36. Chesbro Reservoir
Site Description:
Dam to 1/2 mile west of Oak Glen Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Dam parking lot
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
John Heenan, SCCP
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

To register, please call 408-355-2299 or email volunteer@prk.sccgov.org

 

37. Anderson Lake
Site Description:
Launch ramp to exit road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Anderson Lake Launch Ramp by the restrooms
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Vanessa Clayton, SCCP
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

To register, please call 408-355-2299 or email volunteer@prk.sccgov.org

 

38. West Little Llagas Creek
Site Description:
Hillwood Lane to W. Dunne Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Northwest corner of Hale Avenue and Wright Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:
FULL
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Tammy Qualls / Susan Harris, RMC Water and Environment
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Site is for RMC Water and Environment employees

 

39. West Little Llagas Creek
Site Description:
Spring to Watsonville
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Edes Court at creek crossing
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Anthony Eulo, City of Morgan Hill
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 408-777-7333 or email environ@morganhill.ca.gov

 

40. Edmundson Creek
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Site Description:
La Crosse Drive to La Grande Drive
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Corner of La Crosse Drive and Vineyard Blvd.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
8
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Mike Monroe, People and Planet
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Site is for People and Planet employees and families

Gilroy

41. Uvas Creek
Site Description:
Luchessa Avenue Bridge to Santa Teresa Bridge
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Avenue, east parking lot next to Uvas Creek levee
Number of Volunteers Needed:
75
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes, under 16 with adult
Site Coordinator:
Susan Voss, City of Gilroy
To sign up for this site (or for more information):


Register here at Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 408-846-0418 or email susan.voss@ci.gilroy.ca.us

 

 

 

 

 

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