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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Join Woodland's Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 18

Woodlanders can help remove local trash and plastic pollution as thousands of volunteers do the same throughout the state on Saturday, September 18 at 9 AM. If you are interested, please sign up to volunteer here.

California Coastal Cleanup Day brings awareness to waterway litter and plastic pollution with an event that gives people a chance to make a direct impact. The City of Woodland, Woodland Environmental Services, and the Sustainability Advisory Committee invite Woodlanders to help support an environment where people and ecosystems can survive and thrive. 

Coastal Cleanup Day doesn’t just help clean up spots like the Deaner Avenue Stormwater Ditch - it also collects key data. The trash data collected for Coastal Cleanup Day is submitted to the Ocean Conservancy as part of a global database on the types, sources, and impacts of trash pollution all around the world. “The City of Woodland can use the local trash data to better understand the types and sources of trash debris in our community and develop policies and programs that minimize their presence and impact,” says Woodland Sustainability Advisory Committee Member Allison Martin. 

In addition, events like this advance the City’s overall commitment to sustainability. 

“Coastal Cleanup Day both reduces waste in our waterways and engages our community,” says City Environmental Resource Analyst Rosie Ledesma. “It’s a great way to get involved, plus it’s consistent with Woodland’s Climate Action Plan.”

Our local event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy. California Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event in the United States and International Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event on the planet. During 2019's Coastal Cleanup Day, more than 74,000 volunteers picked up more than 900,000 pounds of trash from beaches and waterways throughout California.

Event Information:

Sign up to volunteer here.

Meet at the Deaner Avenue Stormwater Ditch near the corner where Deaner Avenue meets Cannery Road. Participants should be prepared to sign a waiver upon registration. 

Help reduce the environmental footprint of Coastal Cleanup day by bringing a bucket or reusable bag and a pair of gardening gloves. Dressing in long pants and brightly-colored clothing is strongly recommended. Supplies will be available for those who are unable to bring their own. 

Questions? Contact Sustainability Advisory Committee Member Allison Martin at allison.martin@cityofwoodland.org

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