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Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 15, 2018
9 a.m. to Noon

Waiver of liability: English / Spanish

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  *ALL SITES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.                            

DISCLOSURE: Review site information on this page the day prior to your cleanup for changes or additional cleanup sites.

 

CLEANUP SITE UPDATE:

We have the following sites in need of volunteers:
• Site 3 (Uvas Creek - Gilroy)
• Site 9 (West Little Llagas Creek – Morgan Hill)
• Site 5 (Uvas Creek – Gilroy)

There are also 8 County Park sites available using the following link: https://scc.samaritan.com/custom/502/#/opp_details/3729

 


Campbell

1. Los Gatos Creek
Site Description:
West side of Los Gatos Creek at Creekside Way
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Parking lot near Los Gatos Creek at Creekside Way
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Pia Lusk - 4083544734  admin@wvcwp.org
To sign up for this site:

 

Cupertino

2. Calabazas Creek
Site Description:
10455 Miller Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
In front of the park restrooms.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
80
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Ursula Syrova - 408-777-7603 environmental@cupertino.org
To sign up for this site:

 

Gilroy

3. Uvas Creek
Site Description:
Christmas Hill Park, Ranch Site, 7049 Miller Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Christmas Hill Park, Ranch site, parking lot near TEEC building
Number of Volunteers Needed:
100
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Children middle school age and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.
Site Coordinator:

Susan Voss - 408-846-0460    Susan.Voss@ci.gilroy.ca.us

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Evenbrite

Note: Due to construction on the creek levee, volunteers stage at the parking lot near the TEEC building on the Ranch side of Christmas Hill Park.

 

 

4. Coyote Lake County Park
Site Description:
10840 Coyote Reservoir Rd
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet the rangers at the lauch ramp parking lot.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Julie Kahrnoff - 408-918-4930 volunteer@prk.sccgov.org
To sign up for this site:

 

5. Uvas Creek
Site Description:
10th Street, Gilroy, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Empty lot by Gilroy High baseball field
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Irene Joven - (408) 206-4221 Isjoven@yahoo.com
To sign up for this site:

 

Milpitas

6. Tularcitos Creek
Site Description:
Peter Gill Park - Santa Rita Dr & Paseo Refugio
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Corner of Santa Rita Dr & Paseo Refugio
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Leslie Stobbe - jtapiru@ci.milpitas.ca.gov (408) 586-3357
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Best site for young children

 

7. Los Coches Creek
Site Description:
Fiesta Market 110 Dempsey Rd
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Parking Fiesta Plaza 110 Dempsey Rd
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Leslie Stobbe - jtapiru@ci.milpitas.ca.gov (408) 586-3357
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Not a good site for children under 13 years.

 

8. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
McCarthy Ranch Trail Head (under SR 237) at Ranch Dr.
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet at parking area on Ranch Dr at North McCarthy Blvd.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
50
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Leslie Stobbe - jtapiru@ci.milpitas.ca.gov (408) 586-3357
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

Morgan Hill

9. West Little Llagas Creek
Site Description:
100 Edes Court
Volunteer Meeting Area:
100 Edes Court
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:

Cynthia Iwanaga - environ@morganhill.ca.gov (408) 310-4169

Ismael.montes@morganhill.ca.gov (408) 426-0852


To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite


 

10. Ogier Pond
Site Description:
200 Ogier Ave
Volunteer Meeting Area:
DIRECTIONS: (From 101 South) Exit Cochrane Ave and make a right. Take a right on Monterey Road and then another right on to Ogier Ave. Go through the brown gates where it dead ends and park staff will meet you there.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Julie Kahrnoff - 408-918-4930 volunteer@prk.sccgov.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

43. Uvas Reservoir County Park
Site Description:
14200 Uvas Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Volunteers meet at the Uvas Reservior Parking lot at 9 AM.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Julie Kahrnoff - 408-918-4930 volunteer@prk.sccgov.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

 

Mountain View

11. Stevens Creek
Site Description:
Central Avenue
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Dead-End of Central Ave. at the Stevens Creek Trail Entrance
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Eric Anderson - 605-903-6224 carrie.sandahl@mountainview.org

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Poison oak, steep banks present.

Palo Alto

 

14. San Francisquito Creek
Site Description:
1 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet at the park at 1 Alma Street, Menlo Park
Number of Volunteers Needed:
85
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:

Junko Bryant - junko@grassrootsecology.org

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Volunteers will be spreading out over a large area of creek, therefore youth should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Hazards typically encountered in the creek include steep banks, poison oak, sharp objects, and deep pools of water.

 

 

15. Matadero Creek
Site Description:
3201 E. Bayshore rd
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Trailhead Matadero and East Bayshore
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:

Kirsten Struve - 650-799-0064 Kirsten_struve@hotmail.com

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

16. Adobe Creek
Site Description:
Golden Castle Adult Day Health Center, (3803 E Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303)
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet near parking lot of 3803 E Bayshore Rd
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:

Joanna Tran - cleanbay@cityofpaloalto.org

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

safety concerns: be aware of active yellow jackets on site

 

 

San José

 

 

17. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
940 Remillard Ct, San Jose, CA 95122
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet at the corner on the north side of Senter Rd and Story Rd
Number of Volunteers Needed:
150
Parking is Available at the Site:
No
Condition of Site:
Heavily littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:

Deb Kramer - keepcoyotecreekbeautiful.org

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Parking is about a 10 minute walk from the address. Signs will guide you. Much of the trash will be homeless-related

 

18. Thompson Creek - This Cleanup Begins at 8:30AM
Site Description:
Everdale Dr and Pettigrew Dr Bridge
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Everdale Dr and Pettigrew Dr Bridge
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
yes
Site Coordinator:
Elaine Talerico - 408 274 5017 Lanie5017@gmail.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):
Register here at Evenbrite

 

21. New Chicago Marsh
Site Description:
1751 Grand Blvd, Alviso, CA 95002
Volunteer Meeting Area:

Environmental Education Center

Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Hope Presley hope.presley@sfbws.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Will be walking along the entrance road (low traffic).

 

22. Guadalupe River
Site Description:
438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy visitor center at 438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, 95110
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Sarah Dreitlein -  sarah@grpg.org 408-298-7657
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Evenbrite

Moderate litter, homeless encampments, unstable/slick ground in certain areas

 

25. Hellyer County Park - Coyote Creek
Site Description:
985 Hellyer Ave
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Volunteers meet at the Cottonwood Reservation site
Number of Volunteers Needed:
50
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Julie Kahrnoff -  408-918-4940 volunteer@prk.sccgov.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

26. Alviso Marina County Park
Site Description:
1195 Hope St
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet at the front gate near the camp host location
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Julie Kahrnoff -  408-918-4940 volunteer@prk.sccgov.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

27. Joseph D. Grant County Park
Site Description:
18405 Mt Hamilton Rd
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meeting the rangers at the parking lot at Grant Lake off of Mt. Hamilton, ¼ mile past the entrance to Grant Park.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Julie Kahrnoff -  408-918-4940 volunteer@prk.sccgov.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

28. Guadalupe River
Site Description:
Capitol Expwy and Almaden Expwy
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Capitol Entrance
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Shay Franco-Clausen - shay@shayforsanjose.com 408-966-8157
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

30. Los Gatos Creek - Cleanup on September 8
Site Description:
Complete
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Complete
Number of Volunteers Needed:
25
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Leslie Anido
To sign up for this site (or for more information):
Completed. This cleanup took place on September 8.

 

31. Coyote Creek and Trail
Site Description:
Singleton Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Tuers Road Entrance to Coyote Creek
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Bill Fritz - 408 591 5245 bill@wgfritzconstruction.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Poison Oak, Biological Waste, Homeless Encampments

 

 

35. Guadalupe River Park
Site Description:
438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
At the childrens play park
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Danielle Reed - danielle.reed@fairmont.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

 

37. Upper Penetencia Creek
Site Description:
White Road/Pent. Creek Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
By girl scouts sign by wooden vehicular bridge.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
50
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Alex Bianchi - (408) 623-4669 alex@demattei.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Please don't wear open toed shoes. Wear appropriate working attire.

 

 

Santa Clara

 

38. San Tomas Aquino Creek
Site Description:

Tasman Drive between Lickmill Boulevard and Great America Parkway

Volunteer Meeting Area:
Northbound Lickmill at Tasman
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes; park along Lickmill Boulevard
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
yes
Site Coordinator:

Karin Hickey - 408-615-3097 kahickey@santaclaraca.gov

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Evenbrite

This is an on-land cleanup near San Tomas Aquino Creek.

 

39. Saratoga Creek
Site Description:

Bowe Avenue at El Camino Real  

Volunteer Meeting Area:
Water District Gate at El Camino Real and Bowe Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:

12

Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes; parking is available at 2610 El Camino Real  
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Karin Hickey - 408-615-3097  kahickey@santaclaraca.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Steep side slopes in some areas. This is primarily an on-land pickup adjacent to Saratoga Creek.

 

Sunnyvale

42. Guadalupe Slough
Site Description:
1444 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet near Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Plant
Number of Volunteers Needed:
60
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Jackie Davison - 408-730-7717 green@sunnyvale.ca.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite

Level of litter is mixed. Goes some slight to heavy, depending on area. Areas are steep and depending on tides, could be muddy.

 

   

 

 

Creek Connections Action Group - 5750 Almaden Expressway - San José, CA 95118 - (408) (408) 630- 2239 - info@valleywater.org