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Help keep our coastlines clean
The Delta has been my home for nearly four decades, and I take great pride in representing a district that signifies the Heart of the Delta. Preserving and protecting this unique and valuable resource is as important to me as it is to you.
That's why I encourage you to take part in the 33rd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 16. This annual event is a day when volunteers across the state remove trash, debris and recyclables from our beautiful coast, as well as from the shorelines of our rivers, lakes and waterways, including the Delta.
Last year, some 60,000 volunteers turned out in California to clean up 559,103 pounds of trash. Since the program started in 1985, more than 1.3 million volunteers have removed more than 21 million pounds of debris from our state's shorelines and coast.
When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of the largest volunteer events of the year.