For Immediate ReleaseDecember 15, 2017
Survey initiated to help organize community action to reduce litter
San Rafael, CA –Beyond being unsightly, trash pollutes Marin’s waterways and is detrimental to the environment and wildlife. The Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) is looking for environmentally driven volunteers to help the Clean Marin initiative engage the public in reducing trash through organized volunteer efforts. Community members interested in joining the cause are encouraged to fill out MCSTOPPP’s new survey.
Based on the positive feedback from the Trash Summit, Clean Marin is organizing action teams that will meet to set specific, achievable goals during the next year. Effectively removing trash from the environment is a complicated issue, and there is a wide spectrum of activities that the action teams could undertake.
“There are many ways to disrupt the cycle of trash that clutters streets and gets into the waterways,” said Rob Carson, Administrator of MCSTOPPP. “Progress can be made through direct trash clean-up events, increasing community commitment to recycling and composting, reducing trash flying out of cars on highways, and education outreach to children and adults about the importance of reducing litter.”
Based on the Trash Summit, people expressed interest in forming action teams to work on four main areas:
Potential volunteers with ideas or questions should contact Angela Clapp at MCSTOPPP. To learn about the many ways to reduce pollutants in our waterways, visit the MCSTOPPP website.
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Rob CarsonStormwater Program AdministratorPublic Works
3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 304San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-2745Email: Rob CarsonMCSTOPPP webpage