CA Coastal Cleanup Day PosterThe Delta Protection Commission is proud to co-sponsor the 2014 Delta Waterway Cleanup

in partnership with the Delta Conservancy

WHAT IS The Delta Waterway Cleanup?

It's the Delta's part of California Coastal Cleanup Day - California's largest annual volunteer event which brings folks together at sites around the state to celebrate and share their appreciation of California's fabulous coast and waterways. California's event is likewise part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the largest volunteer event on earth! People from all walks of life gather at the river's edge to help free our rivers, coastlines and beaches from ugly trash.

WHY ARE waterway cleanups important?

Trash travels via inland creeks and streams, wind, storm drains, and sewers. Debris that gets picked up from our waterways is debris that WON'T get swept out to sea where it harms our oceans and wildlife - not to mention Cleanup improves our beaches, parks and recreation sites.

Come on out on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th from 9 AM to NOON!

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the Commission and the Delta Conservancy are hosting seven Cleanup sites throughout the Delta. In conjunction with the Cleanup we are also hosting a Tire Recycling Cleanup for Delta landowners to recycle illegally dumped tires that pollute Delta land and waterways. For more information on the Tire Cleanup, click here. Also, the Yolo County Landfill will be having a tire and hazardous waste amnesty that day at their facility, you can download their flyer about the event, with information about rules and restrictions (which also serves as your "free drop-off card" at the landfill scales) here.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Sites:

Yolo County - Clarksburg Boat Launch, Clarksburg. This site is close to metro Sacramento, and has both easy areas and a few challenging areas near the water.DIRECTIONS: from Netherlands Avenue and South River Road in Clarksburg, the Boat Launch is about a half a mile south on the left.

Contra Costa County - Discovery Bay near Kellogg Creek. Access is off Highway 4 at Bixler in back of the shopping center.Parking and Site Map here.

San Joaquin County - Buckley Cove, Stockton - this is a large site, great for families, with fishing access, boat ramps and boat storage. It's also close by metropolitan Stockton and easy to reach! San Joaquin County has rounded up several corporate sponsors and are planning on nice treats for volunteers.

Solano County - Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista. ATTENTION PADDLERS - Sandy Beach's ranger has asked for a personal watercraft team to assist in cleaning up a spot with boat-access only. Bring out your canoes and kayaks and help get this hard-to-reach spot cleaned up! If you have a boat and would like to participate, contact Nicole Bert or call 916-375-4886. If you do NOT have a kayak and would still like to join us, contact Delta Kayak Adventures (who will be joining us at the cleanup!) at 925-642-5764, or

Sacramento County - Brannan Island. A family-friendly site, Brannan Island has beaches, grassy areas as well as rocky banks, driftwood and logs and some deep water. Our site is a quarter-mile stretch along the Sacramento River on the east side of the island.DIRECTIONS: from the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 160, drive south 1.5 miles. Look for the "Delta Waterway Cleanup" banner about 1000 feet south of Duck Island RV Park.

Sacramento County - Lower Morrison Creek - two Sites. We'll have both a family site and a more challenging site at Rocky Banks which will be open to volunteers 12 and older.DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5 and Meadowview travel east to Freeport Boulevard, turn left on Stonecrest and travel up and over the bridge. Drive 10 mph and follow the signs to the Family Site or to Rocky Banks.