We officially launched operations starting with a modest table along the Los Gatos Creek trail in Campbell which led to our first cleanup in May.
We rebranded our group as "South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition", a more inclusive name.
Our cleanups started to include multiple locations along both the Los Gatos Creek and the Guadalupe River.
We acquired the group "Friends of Coyote Creek Watershed" and expanded to include the Coyote Creek.
Our Mission is to Reclaim our waterways by removing trash and other contaminants, to Restore those waterways by improving water quality and to Revitalize our waterways so that the native wildlife can survive and thrive.
Dozens of citywide volunteers have tackled removing the trash from the Guadalupe River and in the Coyote Creek. Recent cleanup efforts are reviving the creeks and, restoring the Chinook salmon and other wildlife habitat. This all thanks to the work of Steve Holmes, his wife, Lissa, and the incredible TEAM 222 (Tim Foley, Hunter Reid, Mason Seim, Aaron Adams, Carol Szymkiewicz, Michelle White, and interns Phil Bair, and Jake Black).Sam Liccardo (Mayor, City of San Jose) on January 13, 2018
Russ Danielson has been supporting our cleanups now for several years as a team leader. I think this recent quote from him says it all, " It is my goal to continue doing this kind of clean-up work for the rest of my life. As long as I can still walk, I will be out there, filling large plastic bags with junk." Thank-you for your commitment to our Waterways!Russ Danielson (Volunteer)