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File #: 22-1015    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/15/2022 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action:
Title: Resolution Declaring September 17, 2022, as California Coastal Cleanup Day in Santa Clara County.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Resolution
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:Title
Resolution Declaring September 17, 2022, as California Coastal Cleanup Day in Santa Clara County.


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RECOMMENDATION:Recommendation
Adopt a Resolution DECLARING SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, AS CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP DAY IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY.


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SUMMARY:
Trash in and along creeks and waterways has a significant impact on stream water quality and contributes to potential flood risks in Santa Clara County. Consequently, each year a consortium of public agencies known as the Creek Connections Action Group (CCAG), of which the Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) is a member, undertakes efforts to educate the community about these impacts and encourage agencies and volunteers to remove trash from the creeks, with the goal of protecting Santa Clara County's waterways. Last year, CCAG's efforts resulted in the removal of a total of 29,431 pounds of trash from the waterways in Santa Clara County.

Since 1995, Valley Water has been working with the CCAG to coordinate the annual Coastal Cleanup Day event in Santa Clara County to keep creeks and rivers clean. In addition to Valley Water, members of the CCAG include the cities of San Jose, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Gilroy, Cupertino, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, as well as Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation and the West Valley Clean Water Authority. Valley Water's role in the CCAG is to serve as Chair and provide countywide coordination, outreach, and supplies for volunteers, such as gloves, trash bags, and litter sticks.

Coastal Cleanup Day continues to serve as an opportunity to partner with cities, nonprofits, and various community groups to raise pollution prevention awareness and organize volunteers to help remove trash from the County's waterways. This year, as we continue to adhere to the Santa Clara County Public Health Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valley Water and CCAG will host a virtual Coastal Cleanup Day event along with in-pers...

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