Litter Bugs Me, Annual Roadside Clean Up
West Marin residents Rigdon Currie and Dennis Rodoni founded the roadside clean up in1998. The event coordinates village associations, businesses, and community members to clean up the roadsides after the busy summer season. Since 2013, EAC has administered the event and in 2016 expanded the event to include both roadways and the watershed by adding a Tomales Bay clean up which involves local fisherman, kayakers, and Tomales Bay State Park volunteers and employees. Litter Bugs Me is an excellent way for local community members to get involved and give back to our environment by removing debris from our roadsides and watershed before the winter storms.
2016 litter bugs me - TOMALES BAY CLEAN UP
Volunteers removed over 5,000 pounds of debris and toxic materials including creosote pilings, tires and buoys were removed from the Tomales Bay. Kayakers headed out to the southern end of Tomales Bay and removing several tires, aquaculture debris, and other marine debris collecting in the wetlands.
2016 litter bugs me - ROADSIDE CLEAN UP
The roadside clean up removed about 1,600 pounds of trash that filled one dumpster with recyclables and a second dumpster with miscellaneous trash including boxes, paper, shredded plastic cups, cigarette butts, etc. Some of the other items discovered included a mattress, steel table, birdcage, metal pipes and tires.
thank you to our partners and sponsors
Participating organizations who coordinated volunteers for the roadside and waterway clean up included: East Shore Planning Group, EAC, PRSVA, Point Reyes National Seashore/National Park Service, Olema Valley Association, Rotary Club of West Marin, Tomales Bay Youth Center, Tomales Bay Watershed Council, and Hog Island Oyster Company.
Thank you to the community event sponsors for helping us make this effort a success including: Hog Island Oyster Company, Inverness Park Market, Main Street Moms, Marin Sanitary, Nicasio Valley Cheese Company, Toby’s Feed Barn, The Palace Market, Point Reyes Schoolhouse Lodging, Table Top Farm, Tomales State Park and West Marin Event Library. Additional thank you Point Reyes National Seashore for sponsorship of roadside dumpsters and Tomales Bay State Park with their efforts to collect toxic debris from Tomales Bay.
Sign up below to participate in Litter Bugs Me!
Litter Bugs Me roadside clean up takes place annually the last week of September or first week of October. Check our calendar for the current year program. We sign up individuals to clean up specific roadsides and engage with local community village associations, businesses, and non-profits. It takes a village to keep our roadsides clean!