– Coastal Cleanup 2020 –
This year, Vallejo’s Coastal Cleanup will take place throughout the month of September. Vallejo residents will help clean their community and the coast by focusing on their own neighborhoods, helping to prevent litter from polluting the environment and harming the ocean. Trash in the street travels to beaches and oceans during the rainy season, so cleaning neighborhoods and local natural areas helps keep our communities safe and the oceans cleaner.
Last year, more than 800 Vallejo residents cleaned over 20 different sites. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state organizers recognized that hosting cleanup sites with large gatherings of volunteers would not be safe this year. But everyone can still participate!
“We’ve done a tremendous job for more than 20 years, making Vallejo cleaner and safer each year. We can’t do it together this year, but we can still make a real difference to our city and the environment. And it feels great to participate!” says Jennifer Kaiser, Public Information Officer at Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District, the lead agency for Vallejo’s cleanup for more than 15 years.
Here’s how it works:
1. Go to CleanupSolano.org and register, so we can track results and provide detailed information.
2. Download and use the CleanSwell app or download and use the Trash Collection Data Cards, located on the CleanupSolano.org website.
3. Guidelines for a safe cleanup and resources for more information are also available on the site.
4. If you’re active on social media, share your experience at #CoastalCleanup and #KeepSolanoClean.
Thank you Coastal Cleanup Volunteers of 2019!
Though we are not all meeting together this 2020 year, let’s do our best 6 feet apart with app in hand!