Sept. 18 is National Cleanup Day

Help Us “Keep El Sobrante Clean and Beautiful”

National Clean Up Day, September 18, 2021, is a nation-wide event to kick off our local beautification campaign. For more information about the El Sobrante Green Team’s local activities, sponsorship opportunities, or to participate sign up online, send us an email or call Holly Trejo at 510-685-6268.

How many times have you passed by litter in the streets, aggravated at other people who are making our community streets and public  areas ugly, dirty, messy and polluted. But, since you didn’t throw it there, you simply left it there, for someone else to clean up?

Whose responsibility is it to keep our properties and surrounding areas free of litter? It turns out that it is up to all of us! 

Make ES sparkle Sept. 18

Originally published in the El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce newsletter

By Chris Conrad, Green Team volunteer

People love El Sobrante for its quiet neighborhoods, its natural beauty and its non-imposing downtown area. In “normal” times, it has a small-town feel, where people explore the hillside trails, get to know their neighbors and drop in on the small businesses that share in our sense of community and the 94803 zip code. 

Our town is a mash up – a patchwork of Richmond and unincorporated Contra Costa County jurisdictions tossed together like a salad. But those of us who live and work here crave that sense of community that comes with small, attentive shopkeepers and clean streets. 

Cleanup Safety Tips

Excerpted from Guidance for Neighborhood Cleanups and tailored to Keep El Sobrante Clean and Beautiful.

To protect your health and slow the spread of the coronavirus, please follow the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. In addition to the CDC guidelines, the Coastal Commission recommends the following practices for cleaning up litter and other debris. Remember that you are volunteering at your own risk.* 

ES Library hosts Sept. 18 event

The newly renovated El Sobante Public Library will host the sign in and participant appreciation events for the National Cleanup Day local-94803 Zip volunteer cleanup effort.

The ES Library is located at 4191 Appian Way, just north of San Pablo Dam Road.

Meet up at 10 am or anytime after to sign in and log out equipment. Free, reusable gloves will be provided that you can keep as our thank-you gift. Return equipment to the library anytime before 3 pm. A small volunteer appreciation gathering follows. Details TBA.

ES Municipal Advisory Council

El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council works to promote the interests of the unincorporated parts of the township to the Contra Costa County Supervisors. It works closely with Supervisor John Gioia. The ES MAC recently created an illegal dumping committee.

Because El Sobrante covers parts of the county and a number of Richmond neighborhoods, it works in conjunction with other agencies and volunteer efforts.

See the El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council website for more info and resources. The  illegal dumping subcommittee currently meets every other month via Zoom.

Check out www.contracosta.ca.gov/7910/Illegal-Dumping-Subcommittee for details.