National River Clean-Up Day was such a success, thanks to everyone who came out with their family and friends to support the CRC Committee of CoreNet to help cleanup San Francisquito Creek on May 21, 2011. This is the last South Bay creek running above ground as it flows into the Bay and is a refuge for many native species, including shorebirds and fish. Water levels in the creek are dwindling as the creek is filled with trash every year. So every year, we work with Acterra to make the Bay Area a better place to live and work.
We are ecstatic to report we collected over 1,000 pounds of trash including old dressers, tools, cribs, tires and the usual litter of fast food containers and bottles. Without the help of our volunteers we could never have hauled away so much junk that otherwise would have found its way into San Francisco Bay.
Special thanks to Tony Yado and Corovan for providing us with a yummy lunch.