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Mountain View Voice

Opinion - October 7, 2011

Mother finds teaching opportunity on Stevens Creek

by Deborah Olenev

Recently my daughter went with me on one of my forays into the Stevens Creek bed with my dog. I have been telling her about how I have been going into the creek with trash bags and filling them to the breaking point with garbage and hauling them out and depositing them at the nearest garbage bin. She thought I was a nut, but when she went in with me she understood why I was doing it and joined me with the vigor of her youthfulness in dislodging old plastic bags wound around tree branches, and old clothes filled with sand embedded in the ground.

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Posted by Kate Slama
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 11, 2011 at 11:12 am

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has an Adopt-A-Creek program where residents, businesses, and school, church and scout groups can adopt a section of creek and commit to cleaning it a minimum of twice a year. The Water District will provide gloves and bags, pick up the collected trash, and put up a sign acknowledging the group. There is no cost for the program and there are currently about 100 partners. More information can be found at: www.valleywater.org/Programs/AdoptACreek.aspx

The Water District also helps coordinate National River Cleanup Day in May and Coastal Cleanup Day in September each year. Information on these two events can be found at www.cleanacreek.org.