Special Events Volunteers
Park District Annual Events
California Coastal Cleanup 2015
VARIOUS PARKS – 31ST Annual Coastal Cleanup – Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 8:30am to 12:00 pm.
Bring your family out and enjoy a day along the shoreline parks, lakes and along the creeks in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties picking up micro plastics and cleaning up our waterways.
This is the largest volunteer event on our planet. Come join your community on the worldwide event that is having a positive effect upon our environment. A great way to spend the day showing your family why it is important to properly dispose of debris. An adult should accompany children under 16 years old.
In our efforts to "GO Green" and reduce the amount of waste, please bring a refillable water bottle, a bucket for trash, hat and gloves. All volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, appropriate layered clothing and bring sunscreen. The District will provide snacks, water, disposable gloves (please try to bring a reusable pair so we can reduce the amount of waste), and trash bags.
For more information about this event, please call (510) 544-2515.
Registration is required. To register, please go online at EBParksOnline.org or call 1-888-327-2757 option 2; mention the reference course number indicated on participating parks below. Registration opens on July 6, 2015.
Participating East Bay Regional Parks:
- Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore, CA – Reference #10695
- Eckley Pier Near Martinez, CA – Reference # 10696
- Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, CA – Reference # 10698
- Hayward Regional Shoreline in Hayward, CA – Reference # 10699
- Martinez Regional Shoreline in Martinez, CA – Reference # 10700
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland, CA – Reference # 10701
- Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond, CA – Reference # 10702
- Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond, CA – Reference # 10703
Participating Outside Agencies:
Bayfront Park, City of Pinole
- Contact information: send email message to Pete Murray at: firstname.lastname@example.org (send email starting July 25)
- Scope of work: We will be cleaning up the shore line along Hercules and Pinole as well as Pinole Creek up to I-80 Freeway
- Location: Bayfront Park, Pinole @ the foot of Tennent Ave and the Bay
- How to Register: Please use the email address indicted to contact us and interested parties should leave their names, address and phone number, please mention also the number of group participants. If someone shows up the day of the cleanup, no one is turned away. We would just appreciate the notice of attendance.
City of Oakland
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Contact information: (510) 792-0222, ext. 362 for the Visitor Services Intern or Paul Mueller at ext. 361
- Scope of work: Join thousands of people around the world for International Coastal Clean-Up Day. Help wildlife and the environment! You can either remove invasive weeds or pick up trash along the parking lot and trails. We will supply plastic gloves (or bring your own) and trash and recycling bags. You supply energy, sturdy shoes, sun protection, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a reusable water bottle. No reservations necessary. Children under age 18 must have parental approval.
- Location: The event is located in the vicinity of the Fishing Pier at the end of Marshlands Road at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA. The target area of the cleanup and weed pulling operation will be the: Shoreline Trail South and North, Fishing Pier, Fishing Pier Parking Lot and adjacent areas, and Marshlands Road up to where the bike lane from the Dumbarton Bridge meets Marshlands Road. Crescent trail can also be considered once the trail is re-opened. Some volunteers will be shuttled to areas along the Shoreline Trail as long as the levee road is not wet. Most will work closer to the fishing pier and walk on their own to other assigned areas. There will also be substantial work possible close to the parking area without the need to walk very far.
- How to register: No reservations necessary. Children under age 18 must have parental approval. To expedite the registration process, visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website to download the forms and bring to the registration table. Forms are also available at the registration table. Wear proper attire. Bring a hat, sturdy shoes, water, sunscreen, and gloves and a refillable water bottle if you have them. For more information, call 510-792-0222, ext. 362 for the Visitor Services Intern or Paul Mueller at ext. 361.
Save The Bay – Shoreline Cleanup
- Contact information: (510) 463- 6850
- Scope of work: Volunteers will remove litter from the shoreline and collect micro plastics that are filling our waterways.
- Location: Damon Marsh Trail
- How to register: Save The Bay
San Leandro Shoreline Cleanup
- Contact information: (510) 577-3488
- Scope of work: Trash bags, recycling bags, and gloves will be distributed to participants. Alameda County Industries will donate dumpsters for debris disposal. Drinking water also will be available, although participants are asked to bring their own water bottles to fill.
- Location: There are two staging areas: the Monarch Bay Drive Bridge (at the end of Marina Park) and the Heron Bay entrance to the shoreline trail at the end of Lewelling Boulevard. Participants are advised that the Heron Bay entrance does not have on-site parking and therefore is for drop-off only.
- How to register: Large group call (510) 577-3488; small group (5 or less) or individual sign up at the registration tables
Earth Day is a special day for East Bay Regional Park District. We are committed to preserve our parklands for present and future generations to enjoy. We need you to help us in maintaining our commitment. Volunteer with us and help conserve, protect and restore our environment.
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