2015 Coastal Cleanup Day Accomplishments

2015 Statistics (compared to 2014):
3  Groups cleaned the San Rafael Creek/Canal in watercraft! (2014 = 2 groups)

8  Locations cleaned in San Rafael (2014= 7 locations)

13  Miles were cleaned (2014 = 8.5)

28  Youth under 12 years of age participated (2014 = 40)

142  Adults participated (2014 =133)

879*  Pounds of recycling collected (2014 = 450)

4,290*  Pounds of trash was removed from our waterways!  (2014 = 1,232)

Unusual items – sofa leg, glass table top, usable wooden chair frame with no seat, metal folding chair, a plastic toy seal, 12 bicycles, 4 scooters, a generator, a car bumper and 6 complete Coke Cola bottles plus 100s of broken bottle pieces from a bottling plant that closed in the early 1960s.

* Parker Diving Service provided a “landing boat” that enabled heavy items to be removed from the Canal.  So the total weight increased dramatically!

Thanks to our Partners!

California Coastal Commission
Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership
Cub Scout Pack 53
Boy Scout Troop 38
Dominican University Public Health Club
Dominican University Green Club
Friends of the Canal
Girl Scout Troop 31522
Marin Green Sangha
Newport Boating Association
Parker Diving Service
101 Surf Sports
Rafael Evening Rotary Club
San Rafael Clean
San Rafael Rotary
San Rafael Yacht Club
US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model

Volunteering as a site captain for California Coastal Cleanup Day is just one way for me to help make Marin the beautiful place we all love to live. I enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people while taking care of Mother Earth. I hope that by volunteering I can show others that this world is worth taking care of and that every little bit helps.

— Joan Slate