Cleanups To Date

Opportunities to participate will be updated here on a regular basis.

Upcoming Cleanups

  • Join us for a Community Cleanup Near WHS; Near the Salsipuedes Creek!

    Thursday, Nov 30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
    Meet: Watsonville Buddhist Temple Parking Lot, 423 Bridge Street, Watsonville

    Everyone is invited to come out and help cleanup!

  • Every Monday Main Beach Cleanup in front of Board Walk at 8:00AM (join us!)

    "We really need the community to step up and help clean Main Beach, especially after Memorial Day. Today we found two dead sea birds, a dead sea otter pup along with what we regularly pick up, numerous cans, food packaging waste and cigarette butts."
    - citizen activist Donna Maurillo

Cleanups Accomplished

Salsipuedes Creek Levee Cleanup

August 24, 2023

On August 24th, under the early morning overcast, volunteers gathered on the levee of Salsipuedes Creek in Watsonville, for another south county cleanup.

A special thank you to Celeste Gutierrez and Ramon Gomez of 4th District Supervisor Felipe Hernandez’s office who organized this event.

Participants of the Trash Talkers Coalition, including Christine and Bob Lyons representing of Watsonville Wetlands Watch, community member Karen Osmundson, Sergeant Nick Solano of Santa Cruz County Sheriffs,staff from the Santa Cruz County Department of Community Development and Infrastructure, and team members of Watsonville Works, used pickers donated by Cal Trans’ Clean California Department to clean up litter and debris.

The levee is used regularly by community members as a walking trail and offers shelter and habitat to birds and other wildlife.  It is in everyone’s interest to keep this area clean and safe.

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Volunteers pick up trash along Salsipuedes Creek Levee in Watsonville.
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Team members from Watsonville Works join Ramon Gomez, Chief of Staff for 4th District Supervisor Felipe Hernandez, Sergeant Nick Solano, and workers from the Santa Cruz County Department of Community Development and Infrastructure for a photo after the cleanup.