Get Involved! - For teachers and their students
Upcoming Creek Cleanup Events
Saturday, September 16, 2018
Petaluma-Friends of the Petaluma River are hosting a creek clean up event at Steamer Landing Park. To register go to: http://friendsofthepetalumariver.org/events/ . Contact Stephanie@friendsofthepetalumariver.org for more information.
Russian River Cleanup Day--Join other volunteers within the Russian River watershed and help get trash out of our waterways. Sign up here to participate: http://russianrivercleanup.org/events/
Santa Rosa-Join the City of Santa Rosa in their 34th annual Creek to Coast Cleanup. Click here for more information.
California Coastal Clean Up Day-This is state-wide effort led by the California Coastal Commission to clean up California's coast. Click here to register for a Sonoma County location https://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/cleanup/#/map/location/53.
Ongoing Clean-Up Opportunities
- First Saturday of every month join the City of Santa Rosa Creeks Team in cleaning up sections of Santa Rosa Creek along the Prince Memorial Greenway. 10:00 am-12:00 p.m. www.firstsaturdaycleanup.org.
- Why not organize a clean up on your school campus?
The Schoolyard Cleanup Program developed by the California Coastal Commission provides curricular resources and tips for carrying out a successful cleanup while at the same time integrating Next Generation Science Standards.
- If using cellphones is an option, check out the smartphone app Litterati that allows students to use their phones to catalog common trash they pick-up and upload it into a worldwide trash dataset-in effect “crowdsourcing-cleaning the planet.” Click here to watch a TED talk by the creator of Litterati, Jeff Kirschner. Extend the lesson to help students find ways of reducing, reusing and recycling.
For more information contact Trisha Meisler at firstname.lastname@example.org.