This April, join fellow citizens of San Jose in cleaning up the local waterway, the Guadalupe River. This event will be rewarding as well as educational. During the cleanup we will be surveying and identifying wildlife; as well as dissecting the trash piles to speculate where the trash comes from, how it affects the environment, and what we can do as citizens to improve the Guadalupe River’s condition.
The Guadalupe River flows through the Silicon Valley providing habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. The success of these species can be swayed by humanity’s impact, so it is crucial that we all take an active part in positively impacting the environment.
Volunteer Check in will be across New Autumn St and will begin at 9:30am. All volunteers must check in before they begin cleaning. The day will start with a volunteer orientation covering safety precautions and the day’s goals. Then, we will divide into groups with specified rolls. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Come Prepared: Eat a hearty breakfast, bring gloves, a reusable water bottle to minimize waste (Target will provide water and cups), sunscreen, work clothes, and boots (the more waterproof the better). Also, if you have extra: 5 gallon buckets, trash bags, trash pokers, or gloves, please bring them as well.
Questions? Contact Greg Kerekes – email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (916) 217-5605