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Thousands to Clean Up San Mateo County on 32nd Annual Coastal and Bay Cleanup Day

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WHAT: Thousands of San Mateo County residents will take to their local beaches, creeks, waterways, parks and neighborhoods to clear tons of trash and debris at the 32nd annual Coastal and Bay Cleanup Day, September 17, 2016.

They’ll be joined by tens of thousands of Californians across the state helping to make our water and land cleaner and healthier for people and animals.

Residents wanting to join them should check out smchealth.org/ccd for a full list of more than 30 sites across the county. Participants are encouraged to bring their own buckets, gloves and reusable water bottle to help reduce the event’s overall footprint and should check in at each event’s sign in table before they start picking up trash.

Last year, 4,369 people turned out for cleanup events across San Mateo County, more than any other county in the Bay Area. These volunteers collected 30,985 pounds of trash and recyclables, including over 29,000 cigarette butts.

Statewide, over 66,000 volunteers removed over 1 million pounds of trash during last year’s event.

WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Over 30 locations across the county. Recommended media locations are Ryder Park in San Mateo and Linda Mar State Beach in Pacifica. See smchealth.org/ccd for a full list of sites.

CONTACT: Diana LaVigne, HS_press@smcgov.org, (650) 573-3935

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