South City Volunteers Clean Colma Creek Area – Again

South San Francisco, CA          May 22,2015

Vice Mayor Addiego with South City Volunteer Joie Garret

Vice Mayor Addiego with South City Volunteer Joie Garret collected 5 yards of waste

Do you know South San Francisco has many creeks and waterways in our City? Did you know that much of our trash ends up in these creeks before heading out to the bay, and then the ocean? Did you know our South City neighbors volunteer to clean this trash to help keep the environment trash free so our wild life can thrive?

Volunteers cleaned up the debris that flows to the SF Bay Photo: Tom Carney

Debris along the Colma Creek

On Saturday May 16th the volunteer group, Community Preservation Task Force (CPTF), along with volunteers staff from our  Water Quality Treatment Plan held a joint cleanup even along the Colma Creek. The event was headed up by Tom Carney, Director of the CPTF group and SSF Saftey Inspector, as they group cleaned nearly two miles of creek bank of debris, litter and trash – again. This work is done bi-annually by Tom and his group of volunteers. During this past event the group collected five yards of debris.   

Studies have shown much of the trash starts it’s journey from locals discarded litter along El Camino Real and much of it is from fast food restaurants. And some of the trash originates as far as Daly City, Colma and Broadmoor as it continues down to this waterway entering into San Francisco Bay.

A new generation of geese will enjoy a litter free zone

A new generation of geese will enjoy a litter free zone

The group worked the area near Costco on Airport Blvd. which is close to the same location dolphins have been spotted several times showing the benefit of keeping our waterways trash free.

If you would like to participate in the planning of future events the CPTF meets the second Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Betty Weber Room (Municipal Services Building) at 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco and the public is welcomed- and encouraged,  to join in. For more information please contact Tom Carney at 650-867-5130

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