SAVE THE DATE September 16th-20th, 2019

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Join us for the annual Litter Bugs Me roadside clean up efforts in West Marin the week of September 16th -20th, 2019. A community clean up effort that helps support safer wildlife corridors, coastal and riparian zones, recreational opportunities, and get our community outside to protect what we love about West Marin. 

Let’s face it our roadways get trashed! As an unincorporated gateway community to three national parks, three state parks, open space, and agricultural lands, as well as a residential community, West Marin is a hot spot for Bay Area tourism. While tourism helps support the local economy, we also notice we get a lot of trash piling up along the roadsides after the busy summer tourist season.

In an effort to clean up the watershed before the winter rains, we are encouraging groups (nonprofits, associations, clubs, friend groups) to join as Team Up to Clean Up crews (Sept. 16th-20th) by adopting a West Marin roadside to clean throughout the week.

Or individual volunteers can register to join EAC for our roadside clean up on Coastal Clean Up Day (Sat., Sept. 21) where we will cover various locations including Platform Bridge Road, Point Reyes Station, White House Pool, and the Giacomini Wetlands.

Learn more about how to get involved below, and contact us with questions or to register as crew at events@eacmarin.org or call (415) 663.9312.

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Participate as a
Team Up TO Clean Up Crew

We are inviting businesses, clubs, village associations, and nonprofits to join us as a Team Up to Clean Up Crew by adopting one or more roadsides in one of the coastal communities from Dillon to Muir beaches, where their crew will pick up trash throughout the week of September 16th-20th, 2019.

Teams should be organized by a team leader who will coordinate with EAC on clean up locations, gather their team, submit photos, and deliver their garbage to Marconi State Historic State Park by noon on September 21st for our total weigh in and volunteer BBQ.

Registered crews can also RSVP to our thank you BBQ on Saturday, September 21st at Marconi Historic State Park following our Coastal Clean Up efforts. Space limited. 

Learn More & Sign Up
events@eacmarin.org | (415) 663.9312.

Volunteer with EAC

 

EAC's Litter Bugs Me roadside clean up has merged with California Coastal Clean up efforts and our partners at Hog Island Oysters and Marconi State Historic Park & Conference Center.  Join us Saturday, September 21st, 2019 for the 35th anniversary of this international event as we focus our roadside coastal watershed clean up efforts along Platform Bridge Road, in and around the Giacomini Wetlands, and in the town of Point Reyes Station. The event is open to individuals, and families with children 10 and older. We will supply gloves, vests, and safety equipped. 

The clean up will be followed by a weigh-in and volunteer celebration at Marconi State Historic Park and Conference Center. Registration coming in August, see event website.

Learn More

 


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East Shore Planning Group’s Haul from Along Hwy 1

East Shore Planning Group’s Haul from Along Hwy 1

Inverness Association’s Haul Along Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Inverness Association’s Haul Along Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

2018 Teams

East Shore Planning Group
Contact: George Merrill
Roadside Clean Up Route: Various sites along HWY |
Sign up to join this group

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) 
Contact: Jessica Taylor
Roadside Clean Up Route: Platform Bridge Road, Giacomini Wetlands/Marin County Park Trails and Point Reyes Station

Hog Island Oyster Co.
Contact: Brenna Schlagenhauf
Roadside Clean Up Route: Marshall, CA TBA

Olema Valley Association
Contact: Karen Anderson
Roadside Clean Up Route: Francis Drake from the Olema intersection (stop light) to Platform Bridge Road

The Inverness Association
Tom Branan/Barry Linder
Roadside Clean Up Route: Inverness to Inverness Park

Rodoni Construction
Contact: Dennis Rodoni
Roadside Clean Up Route: Olema to the Point Reyes Cemetery


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Litter Bugs Me ORIGINS

Litter Bugs Me, a roadside clean up, was founded nearly 20 years ago by West Marin residents Rigdon Currie and Dennis Rodoni, now our Marin County Supervisor, before it was handed off to EAC in 2009.

Become A Sponsor 

As a small nonprofit, we have limited funding, but big ideas to help support our community. Help from community businesses and leaders like you can make a big difference for this effort that benefits us all. Provide a cash or in-kind gift towards the event to help with supplies, or help sponsor the volunteer celebration. 

  • $25 gift enables us to purchase supplies for 5 volunteers

  • $50 gift enables us to purchase supplies for 10 volunteers

  • $100 gift enables us to purchase 10 reusable bags/buckets for this event, and beach clean ups

  • $250 gift enables us to purchase safety vests, equipment, and signage during the clean up

  • $500 gift enables us to provide extra support to outreach to all our coastal communities and get them involved

  • In-kind gifts can include food, drink, supplies, or special gifts for volunteers, like a reusable water bottle.


RESOURCES

Where Does It Go, Joe?
Are compostable plastics really compostable? Can’t remember what goes where on trash day? Get answers to your pressing recycling questions on the Marin Sanitary District’s handy new web interface.

LitterRater is a web-based incentive program rewarding those who help report and clean litter in ANY community.