South San Francisco, CA September 5, 2017
South San Francisco will be joining thousands of other residents in San Mateo County on the annual Coastal and Bay Clean Up event with their sights once again on Colma Creek, the San Francisco Bay Trail, and Oyster Point Marina Park on September 16, 2017 at 9am until noon. For other clean up opportunities in San Mateo County CLICK HERE
San Mateo County has identified Colma Creek in South San Francisco as one area that needs more volunteers so please consider joining the group and encourage friends and neighbors to join you. In recent years much work has been done on our Creek under the leadership of Tom Carney, SSFFD Inspector and Director of the Community Preservation Task Force along with San Mateo County, and the area has witnessed a resurgence of wildlife. Because of the debris that flows through the creek originating by Orange Memorial Park and Chestnut Safeway ends up at the mouth head of Colma Creek and San Francisco Bay this area is in constant need of clean up.
Too many neighbors do not realize that Colma Creek is alive and is part of our local watershed as we pass it by without notice. The Colma Creek Citizen’s Advisory Committee meets once every 3 months at the Corp Yard, 550 N. Canal (between Orange and Spruce Aves), and is open to the public. The next meeting is September 12th at 3pm, please consider stopping by for this informative hour long meeting.
To read more about our Colma Creek CLICK HERE which includes some photos of the return of Bottle Nose Dolphins in 2014 which delighted many neighbors as they began to realize the importance of keeping this waterway inhabitable for wildlife.
San Mateo County offers the following information on this upcoming Bay Clean Up:
Name of Site: Bay Trail, City of South San Francisco
Meet up Location: End of Haskins Way
Directions & Other Information: From Highway 101, drive east on East Grand Avenue. Drive 1.2 miles, and turn right onto Haskins Way. The clean-up site will begin on the Bay Trail at the end of Haskins Way. Street parking is available.
Contact information: Greg Mediati, Greg.Mediati@ssf.net
Name of Site: Colma Creek
Meet up Location: Utah Avenue Bridge, Near 180 Utah Avenue
Directions & Other Information: From Highway 101 South take exit 424 toward S. Airport Boulevard. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for S. Airport Blvd and merge onto Produce. Turn right toward S. Airport Blvd. Turn right at the 1st intersection onto S. Airport Blvd. Turn left onto Utah Ave. From US-101 North take exit 424 for S. Airport Blvd. Take a sharp right onto S. Airport Blvd. Turn left onto Utah Ave.
Contact information: Aaron Francis, (650) 363-1872, firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of Site: Oyster Point Marina / Park
Meet up Location: 95 Harbormaster Rd. #1, South San Francisco, CA
Directions & Other Information: N/A
Contact information: Rebecca McCoy, email@example.com