Update - September 22, 2020 
Reminder: September is Coastal Cleanup Month!
Help clean your neighborhood for this year's pandemic-safe event!  
We still have over a week left to participate in this year's California Coastal Cleanup Month - September.

The theme in Contra Costa County this year is "A Clean Shore Starts at Your Door."

Volunteers are encouraged to clean their sidewalks, street gutters, and local parks, individually or in small groups, to be pandemic-safe. Remember to wear a face covering, gloves, and maintain at lest six feet of social distance from others.

Most sidewalk and street litter ends up in our local creeks and watersheds, San Francisco Bay, or along the shoreline. Cleaning our neighborhoods really does have an impact. 

You can register with the nonprofit Watershed Project to track and tally the debris you pick up, which helps gather data that is used for important policy decisions to make San Francisco Bay cleaner and healthier.

The Watershed Project also has a helpful Safe Cleaning Guide.

This isn't the same as our usual Richmond Shoreline community event, but it's an impactful way to help our beautiful San Francisco Bay and neighborhoods at the same time!

Please join me in cleaning our shore, by starting at our door! 

I also like the California Coastal Commission's Coastal Cleanup slogan this year: Protect Your Happy Place!  

The Bay shoreline is one of my Happy Places, as I know it is for many of us. I walk along the Bay Trail frequently and feel energized by the Bay's beauty and wildlife.  
I look forward to joining you to make our neighborhood and Bay cleaner.


John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone