Goleta, CA – Environmental Defense Center (EDC) staff organized another major creek cleanup event, this time for San Pedro Creek.
So far, staff and organizers have held four cleanup events this year. The amount of trash and debris is staggering and seems to be related to recent homeless camps.
The biggest harvest came out of San Jose Creek in September. 25 volunteers collected his 2,152 pounds of trash.
To date, EDC groups and ongoing cleanup efforts have collected over 5,800 pounds of trash. And he still has two cleanups left.
Saturday morning cleanup of San Pedro Creek is expected to take approximately two hours.
Brian Trautwein, Senior Analyst/Watershed Program Director at EDC, shared the following information on the amount of trash collected from the four streams.
- £697 from Maria Ygnacio Creek on September 3 (collected by 21 volunteers)
- 2,152 pounds collected from San Jose Creek on September 17 by 25 volunteers
- £1,461 raised by 18 volunteers from Glen Annie Creek on 5th October
- £1,521 from Devereaux Creek on 18th October, collected by 31 volunteers
If you would like to volunteer at a creek cleanup event or need more information, click here.
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