El Sobrante / Richmond / 94803

Join us Aug. 20, Sept.18 and Sept. 24!

Mark your calendar for three big, upcoming events: Our monthly litter cleanups on August 20 and Coastal Cleanup September 24 (download flyer) and the El Sobrante Stroll downtown on September 18. We’ll be in the Stroll parade, so watch for our troupe (or email us about joining in). All three events start at 10 AM. They are all free and lots of fun, so come on down and join in!

Cleanup Crew 2022
Earth Day 2022 crew cleaning up El Sobrante. Photo by Ali Estrada.

The regular Third Saturday Cleanup will meet at ES Public Library Aug. 20 to pick up litter; we’ll skip the Third Saturday Cleanup to host a special Coastal Cleanup event Sept. 24 for 94803 streets and creeks. Then, on October 15, it’s back to our regular monthly cleanups on the third Saturday each month. You’re invited to participate. It’s free and fun!

Earlier this year, we decided to Celebrate Earth Day / Spring Cleanup on April 23 (información en Español aquí). Above is a picture from our April 23 Earth Day litter pickup. Our Martin Luther King Day of Service (January 15) and National Cleanup Day (September, 2021) events were also big hits in El Sobrante. This special Earth Day mobilization was undertaken in conjunction with the SPAWNERS and others. Click here to get more involved, or just meet up at the El Sobrante Public Library.

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Keep El Sobrante 94803
Clean and Beautiful

Dear El Sobrante and Richmond Neighbors,

We love the El Sobrante area, which includes parts of unincorporated Contra Costa County and parts of the City of Richmond. However, the growing litter and illegal dumping problems here defiles the natural beauty of our commujnity and impacts our quality of life. It’s not only ugly – it’s bad for the environment and wildlife, attracts vermin and spreads disease.

We’ve had enough! We deserve better. 

It’s up to all of us, our village, to do our part to Keep El Sobrante Clean and Beautiful. So please join us on National Cleanup Day and at our regular clean up events to launch an ongoing effort to clean and beautify our town.

– The El Sobrante Green Team

Email us for more information

More things to do 

Businesses * Property Owners * Residents * Apartment Complexes * Schools * Places of Worship * Neighborhood Associations * Organizations * Anyone and Everyone can step up individually or form a team to do the following:

  • Pick up litter (masks, gloves, fast food containers, plastic, wrappers, cigarette butts, large items, etc.)
  • Clean up your property down to the streets and gutters, in your parking lots, on your block, or a trouble spot in your area. 
  • Adopt a spot you can clean up on a regular basis

Every day is a new chance for us to make a difference! You can help us keep El Sobrante beautiful. Here are some more ideas:

  • Pull up weeds, plant some native, drought-resistant flowers to beautify
  • Refresh the paint on your property that’s been an eyesore for a while
  • Clean up grafitti
  • Paint a mural (Warning: May need permits)
  • Collect trash along the creek
Third Saturday roadside cleanup

On the third Saturday each month, we pick target locations and fan out in teams. Meet at El Sobrante library parking lot at 10 AM, return equipment at noon. Or, pick your own spot and schedule.10 AM – Noon. El Sobrante Public Library, 4191 Appian Way. See sidebar calendar for upcoming dates.

Take pride in knowing that our community cares about keeping El Sobrante beautiful. Together we will make a difference!

Caltrans Reporting Form

Use the Caltrans Customer Service online reporting form to notify Caltrans of blight or dumping on State Freeways and state roads. It features a map to report the location of your concern. To set the marker on the site of your concern within the California State Highway System, click anywhere on the map or drag it. Otherwise, simply call 916-654-2852.

– The El Sobrante Green Team

Scenes from Sept. 18, 2021 Cleanup