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IRWD to Host Cleanup Site at San Diego Creek

For the 12th year, Irvine Ranch Water District will host a cleanup site at San Diego Creek on September 15. The site is one of 23 such sites that span the foothills to the coast. IRWD joins forces with Trails 4All, which conceived the idea of Inner-Coastal Watershed Clean-Up Day in conjunction with Coastal Clean-Up Day 16 years ago.

“Over the past 15 years, nearly 28,000 volunteers have participated and in 2010, we passed the million pounds of trash and recyclable materials collected,” said James Meyers, Executive Director of Trails 4All. “We now cover nearly all of inland Orange County, much of the Coyote Creek Watershed along the Los Angeles and Orange County border and we continue to expand upwards along the greater Santa Ana River Watershed.”

While Coastal Clean-Up Day focuses on cleaning trash from the beach, Inner-Coastal Watershed Clean-Up Day concentrates on getting trash out of the tributaries before it hits the beach. Trash dropped on the street ends up in storm drains and eventually finds itself on the coastline.

IRWD’s site will be located off Michelson Drive on Riparian View, adjacent San Diego Creek and the San Joaquin Marsh. Please wear closed-toed flat shoes, hats, sunscreen and insect repellant. The entire family is invited to learn about environmental stewardship and students can receive community service hours for their participation.

More information on IRWD environmental programs is available on our website.

 

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