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Trash Pick Up, October 2010
On Saturday, October 9, 2010, Cotati Creek Critters hosted a collaborative Trash Pick Up day to rescue trash out of the Laguna de Santa Rosa channel in Cotati and Rohnert Park before it gets washed downstream in winter rains, into the heart of the Laguna, the Russian River, and the Pacific Ocean.

We started at two locations simultaneously, and covered over 1.5 miles from Liman Way to Commerce Blvd. Altogether over 55 people participated and removed a total of 635 gallons of rubbish out of the Laguna channel.

Before we begin
Before we begin - photo courtesy of Kate Symonds, USFWS

Base camp
Base camp (Falletti Park) at the beginning - photo courtesy of Kate Symonds, USFWS

Searching for trash
Searching for trash along the Laguna channel - photo courtesy of Kate Symonds, USFWS

We’d like to thank all the participants and our partners including: SSU’s community service group, JUMP; SSU’s Environmental Forum class; SRJC’s “Leaders of Tomorrow”; C-CORP (Concerned Citizens of Rohnert Park); Transition Cotati; Frogsong Co-housing Community residents; and a number of other individuals, families, and neighbors. We’d also like to thank the following for their support: USFWS Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program, Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, the City of Cotati, the City of Rohnert Park, North Coast Corporation/Redwood Empire Disposal, and Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District.

Sorting and recycling
Sorting trash and recycling - photo courtesy of Kate Symonds, USFWS

Break time
Base camp at break time - photo courtesy of Kate Symonds, USFWS

Group photo
Group photo, Falletti Park group - photo courtesy of Kate Symonds, USFWS

Can you see the "350"? - photo courtesy of Laurie-Ann Barbour

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