Guadalupe River Spring Cleanup: April 30, 2011

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.

The Guadalupe River Spring Cleanup begins at 10:00am on April 30th. Parking is available at 533 Coleman Ave. in the Target shopping center (in front or behind the Target Garden Center).

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.

Just The Facts:  Guadalupe River Cleanup April 30th @10am-3pm.   Parking at 533 Coleman Ave. Meet at the river access on New Autumn, Volunteer check-in table will be visible from the road.

Questions? Contact Greg Kerekes – email: Tel: (916) 217-5605


About tpsgreg

My name is Greg Kerekes and I am a Naturalist. I have a fascination with the natural world and I want to share what I discover to remind people what they are a part of. I consider photography a necessary means for capturing the magnificent beauty I experience in the neighboring wild. With my photography, I hope to preserve events as a way of validating their existence in order to focus attention toward the taken for granted connection between all objects in the universe. My photography promotes exploration, personal discovery, and acquisition of knowledge through the passing of time, experience, and persistence but most of all the connection between us known as the circle of life. I began to realize the connection with my environment at a young age. I grew up along the American River in Sacramento, California. My spare time as an adolescent was spent biking, hiking; studying the plants and animals; and catching butterflies along the river parkway. My experience wasn’t restricted to the American River; every Summer my family would take a road trip to a National Park somewhere in the United States: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Everglades and many others. I picked up a camera in 2005 after realizing that catching butterflies was destructive. I can study the butterflies through pictures without causing them any harm. With this realization, my world expanded and I was now able to study anything I wanted in this manner. I began to photograph plants, insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and the habitats they live in. After High School I attended Sacramento City College where I learned the digital and darkroom process and began making digital and silver gelatin prints. After the completion of my Certificate in Photography at Sacramento City College I moved to San Jose and began attending San Jose State University. At this institution I began to explore the antique processes of photography like Cyanotype and Gum Dichromate which use exposures from the sun rather than a light from an enlarger in the darkroom to create the image. Currently, I spend my time documenting the wild, natural life in San Jose working to coexist with the urban environment. I continue to travel extensively every year to further the tradition of natural exploration instilled by my parents. My objective is to set an example, raise awareness, and make a difference for the betterment of our society and planet, all while photographing what drives me the most, the connection between us and our environment.
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One Response to Guadalupe River Spring Cleanup: April 30, 2011

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