Volunteers needed for annual creek, river cleanup day

ATASCADERO — Community volunteers are once again being sought out to participate in the annual Atascadero Creek and River Clean-up event to take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Atascadero Mutual Water Company yard, 6575 Sycamore Road.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and work begins promptly at 9 a.m. All volunteers should remember to bring work gloves, sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a small backpack to carry water. Volunteers will be provided with water, refreshments and snacks, as well as lunch upon conclusion of the event at noon.

Volunteers will assist with clearing Atascadero Creek and sections of the Salinas River, which are the primary source of recharge for Atascadero’s groundwater aquifers, and keeping these waterways healthy and free of pollution is an important part of protecting Atascadero’s water supply.

Team Leaders are also needed. Team Leaders will be in charge of a group of volunteers assigned to a specific creek section. It is extremely helpful if Team Leaders have trucks to haul the debris to the AMWC Yard. If you are interested in becoming a Creek and River Clean-up Team Leader, please contact the City of Atascadero Public Works Department at 470-3148.

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