If you happened by any of the waterways in Santa Clara County on Saturday, September 20th, you may have noticed groups of volunteer River Clean-up crews.
Pacifica Institute was proud to send a volunteer crew consisting of seventeen students along with one teacher and three parents. Sporting long pants, long sleeves, and sunscreen, the volunteers showed up ready to pick up trash and debris along the canals while enjoying the outdoors and the camaraderie of other volunteers. This is all in an effort to keep our creeks and lakes clean, healthy and beautiful, not only for people to enjoy, but also for the animals, fish, and fowl that depend on the waterways for survival.
The Creek Connections Action Group (CCAG) coordinates two clean up days each year in Santa Clara County — National River Cleanup in May and Coastal Cleanup in September. CCAG acknowledges that with out the help of hundreds of volunteers like Pacifica’s youth, these events would not happen and our creeks and reservoirs would suffer.
Pacifica Institute and its community salutes the volunteers and sends each one a heartfelt Thank-You for their time and energies!