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Coastal Cleanup Day in Sunnyvale

Over 850 cleanups will be held throughout California along bays, creeks, rivers, sloughs, highways, and the coast. Recruit your family, friends and co-workers to help and join us in Sunnyvale!

Area to be cleaned: Sunnyvale West Channel and the Guadalupe Slough – along the area adjacent to the San Francisco Bay Trail and the Water Pollution Control Plant Oxidation Ponds.

How to Register: For more information or to volunteer, call (408) 730-7717 or email .

Those under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian prior to participating.

Mama Birds in the Marsh Festival – ALVISO

The eggs have hatched! Let’s celebrate the new mamas. Come with your family to experience the refuge for FREE guided bird walks, a live bird show, crafts for mom and games. Spread your wings for bird conservation as you get up close and personal with refuge wildlife and their habitats. Fun for the whole family, especially Mom!

No reservations necessary. For more information, call 408-262-5513.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Earth Day 2016

When you live in a place as beautiful as we do, every day is Earth Day! And it’s the little things we do every day that make a big difference in protecting our creeks and Bay. From picking up a piece of litter on your street and recycling a can or bottle, to keeping your garbage and recycling cans tightly closed, it all adds up to showing how much you care. Want to take it to another level? Volunteer! We have lined up opportunities and information to help you find something you’ll enjoy and feel great about doing! https://www.mywatershedwatch.org/about-watersheds/volunteer-opportunities/

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

The 10th Annual Festival in the Park

The 10th Annual Festival in the Park

FREE!

Stop by the Watershed Watch booth and join us in discovering health, wellness, safety & recreation within our community. Free entertainment, raffle prizes and lots of activities. Remember your sunscreen and refillable water bottle – there will be hydration stations for free water refills.

National River Cleanup Day

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:

Please use the registration link below:

Please join the effort to keep our creeks and lakes clean, healthy and beautiful.

Remember to wear long pants, long sleeves and a hat. Use plenty of sunscreen. Bring your own reusable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Thank you for caring about our creeks.

Visit www.cleanacreek.org or call (408) 630-2239 for location and registration information. Community service credits are available!

Sunnyvale Fit & Fun Fair

Celebrate wellness and green living and bring the family to the City of Sunnyvale Fit & Fun Earth Day Fair for fun, entertainment and valuable community wellness information. Admission is free.

 

Great American Litter Pick Up

Everyone wants to live and work in a clean, healthy community, and you can help us meet that goal for Sunnyvale. Join employees and other community volunteers during the Great American Litter Pick Up event on Saturday, April 23 in an effort to clean up litter around neighborhoods and roadways. Check-in locations include San Miguel School and Washington Park.

Registration starts at 8:40 a.m. Cleanup activities begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Gloves, pick-up sticks, vests, and bags will be provided.

To sign-up for a location or ask any questions regarding the event, call at (408) 730-7717, TDD (408) 730-7501 or .

Mission College Eco Fair

The Eco Fair is free and open to the general public. Come visit the Watershed Watch booth to see what’s new, browse educational and informative displays from environmental and sustainability organizations.

Thermometer Exchange and Med Drop Event

Help the Environment by Properly Disposing of Mercury and Pharmaceuticals

This event offers a great opportunity to safely dispose of mercury-containing fever thermometers and unused or expired medications, to create a safer environment for your home and your community!

Thermometer Exchange Info: The first 100 individuals who bring in their mercury thermometers will receive a FREE, solar digital fever thermometer in exchange [limited to one (1) per household]. To avoid breakage and contamination, mercury fever thermometers MUST be contained in an unbreakable, closed container – the original case, a plastic toothbrush holder, or a soda/water bottle with a screw-on cap. As a second measure of protection, the closed container must be placed in a plastic zip-locked bag. Other mercury-containing products will not be accepted at this event.

thermometer-pills-628x363MedDrop Info: Residents can bring their unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, ointments and creams for proper disposal. Pill containers are not accepted, please place all pills in a sealed zip-locked bag, and remove all personal information from ointments, liquids, and creams This program does not collect vitamins, sharps, medical equipment, or personal hygiene items.

For more information call Environmental Outreach at (408) 730-7717 or email .

Martha Gardens Ribbon Cutting

Tour the City of San Jose’s newest “Green Street.” Three alleys in the Martha Garden neighborhood of San José were redeveloped with permeable pavers, infiltration trenches, and new recycled-content concrete which helped provide drainage and suitable driving surface .

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on October 17 from 10 am – 12 pm.

Hear from guest speakers: Councilmember Raul Peralez, Environmental Services
Director Kerrie Romanow, and Martha Gardens Resident Tony May.

Visit educational booths about watershed protection and more.

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