FAIRFIELD — About 3,000 Solano County volunteers are expected to participate in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 21, according to the California Coastal Commission.
The commission announced the date Friday. It expects more than 70,000 volunteers to participate throughout the state.
Solano County has no coast with the ocean. But Coastal Cleanup Day extends to the bays and creeks that drain water that eventually ends up in the ocean. Local cleanup sites in past years have ranged from Peytonia Slough in Suisun Marsh to Laurel Creek in Fairfield.
The Solano Resource Conservation District is the local liaison to the Coastal Commission. It is stressing the message of “BYO for CCD” – Bring Your Own for Coastal Conservancy Day. The event asks volunteers to bring their own bucket or reusable gloves or water bottle, instead of using the single-use disposable supplies that are provided at every site.
This year’s Coastal Cleanup Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at more than 50 sites in Solano County. To volunteer, please visit Recycle.SolanoCounty.com or call Marianne Butler at 301-5778.
In 1996, Solano County had 418 volunteers who collected 19,300 pounds of trash and 2,647 pounds of recyclable materials. In 2012, the county had 2,885 volunteers who collected 81,873 pounds of trash and 2,906 pounds of recyclable materials.
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