Creek to Bay Day September 17, 2016

From Councilperson Guillen’s newsletter: Saturday, September 17 | Creek to Bay Day
Various sites, including: 9:30 am-12:30 pm Lake Merritt Gardens, 666 Bellevue Ave.; 10:00 am-12:00 pm Chinatown (EBALDC), 283 13th St.; 8:00 am-1:00 pm Channel Park, 101 E. 10th St.
Join your neighbors to beautify Oakland’s creeks and shorelines during the annual Creek to Bay Day. Oakland has 15 creeks that flow to the Bay, which are home to wildlife like birds, frogs and fish. Trash from streets and storm drains pollute our creeks and can harm wildlife. During last year’s event, Oaklanders removed more than 16,000 pounds of trash and 150 cubic yards of invasive weeds from our creeks, parks, shoreline and streets.

Volunteers will pick up litter, remove invasive plants, and plant California native plants. Please wear long pants and sturdy closed-toed shoes. For more info and other volunteer sites You can also adopt a spot, creek, park or drain at #OaklandCreektoBay