Creek Day is not just about picking up trash. It is a day for citizens and residents of San Luis Obispo County to come together and show their commitment for clean water and heathy waterways. It is also an opportunity to learn about our local water sources. This is a great opportunity to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy that benefits everyone.
You may not realize it, but some of our local creeks and the Salinas River contain trash and debris that has been dumped there illegally. Creek Day is a great way to protect wildlife and improve the beauty of our county, while sending a message that this type of pollution is not acceptable.
Creeks provide important habitat for fish, amphibians, birds and other wildlife. A healthy water system is an abundant natural resource, but trash and debris can harm and even kill local wildlife. Fall is an important time to remove trash from our creeks, before rain from winter storms arrive and wash debris into our oceans. Thus, cleaning our waterways can improve our environment and keep us, our children, and wildlife safe.
Throughout San Luis Obispo County, Creek Day offers each of us an opportunity to take action to remove harmful trash and debris. Get involved. Volunteer. Keep your community beautiful. Participating in Creek Day is easy. Visit the Site Locations page to find a cleanup check-in site near you and pre-register with your local coordinator. We welcome volunteers of all ages, individuals, and large groups.