Safe and Local
September marks the 36th annual California Coastal Cleanup. This year, rather than meeting up at public events throughout the state on a single date, cleanups will happen throughout the month. Clean up any day and time that works for you.
Cleanups will be self-guided and close to home. Local parks, shores, creeks, streets, sidewalks, drainage areas, natural areas, and trails are good choices. Participants must practice physical distancing and strictly follow both local ordinances and the set of guidelines provided on the California Coastal Commission website. Safety first!
Although the cleanup model will be different in 2020, it will still be an effective, educational, community-building event. Trash within our neighborhoods will become the trash polluting our coast once the rains come.
CleanSwell App and Data Keeping
Download CleanSwell Here
We need your help to record your participation and your diligence to collect data on all litter you remove. Data will be collected primarily through the CleanSwell app for smartphones, or you can download the paper data card: English/Spanish. Please count every piece of trash you collect! Reporting thoroughly and accurately will help put together a more complete picture of Coastal Cleanup 2020. For help downloading or using the CleanSwell app, contact our local coordinator, Neil Panton.
Connecting with your Coordinator
Neil Panton will be your Local Coordinator and your contact for learning about local conditions and how to report results. Neil can help you with the CleanSwell app, arrangements for any supplies you may need (trash bags, gloves, etc.), and retrieval of trash in case you collect too much to handle in your regular trash. He may also have suggestions for some hotspots that need attention. Contact Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 726-2499.
Since the CleanSwell app is a new addition this year, a primer on its use will be in next month’s Voice. It’s very handy and easy to use and can be used all year long whenever you do a cleanup!
(Also published in The La Honda Voice, August 2020.)
Protecting the San Gregorio Watershed.