Find unique trash at Lodi’s Coastal Cleanup
Participants at Lodi’s 10th annual Coastal Cleanup sort and count garbage.
- If You Go
Where: Lodi’s 11th annual Coastal Cleanup. Meet at Lodi Lake Park-Discovery Center, 1101 W. Turner Road, Lodi.
When: Sept. 21. 9 a.m. to noon.
Information: Contact City of Lodi Watershed Education Coordinator Kathy Grant at 209-327-2063, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Considerations: All participants must sign a liability release form. Volunteers under 18 must also have their release form signed by a parent or guardian and turned in before the event. If a group wants to participate, they must also turn in their waivers beforehand. Waivers are available at www.lodi.gov; Lodi Parks and Recreation office, 125 N. Stockton St.; or by contacting Kathy Grant.
Volunteers are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event. Participants should wear work clothes, closed-toe shoes, gloves, sunblock and hats. Also bring a reusable water bottle and your own bucket. There will be a limited supply of bags, grapplers and refreshments so its best to come prepared with your own supplies. A barbecue will be held afterwards.
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:10 pm
Have you ever contemplated the life path of trash? Has anyone, especially since trash rarely begins as the rubbish that finds its way to the garbage bin — or not? Only after your plastic bag has delivered your groceries safely to your refrigerator, your take-out lunch is safely secure in your satisfied tummy, or your cigarette has been void of its nicotine and reduced to nothing but its filter do the remaining inedible items become refuse.
Most of us are conscious to deposit our trash in the appropriate receptacles, but not all of it makes it in and finds its way to unwanted and uninvited places. Many of those places are in our streams and rivers, and eventually our coastlines and oceans where its accumulation can have a negative impact on our environment.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:10 pm.