Jack London Aquatic Center On-the-Water Trash Cleanup!
We invite you on a Grand-Garbage-Go-Getting-Adventure, connect with nature, protect and clean your waterways, love your land while having FUN with your community.
We'll have cleanup teams working “On the Water” via kayak, boat, and stand up paddle board. Team captains will lead groups to shoreline garbage hotspots that are only accessible by watercraft. If you do not want to be "On the Water" we'll need "On the Land" volunteers.
Hosted by I Heart Alameda & Oakland Estuary, Mary Spicer and the City of Oakland. Event Partners: California Canoe and Kayak, East Bay Rowing Club, The Clean Water Program & more to come.
REGISTRATION & WATERCRAFT DETAILS:
"On the Water" volunteers can bring their own watercraft - OR - rent kayaks from California Canoe and Kayak, and paddle to hard-to-reach trash hotspots.
IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR OWN KAYAK OR SUP > REGISTER ON THIS EVENTBRITE PAGE.
You must load in your gear, sign waivers and be ready to go by 9:00 AM at Jack London Aquatic Center at 115 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606. If you are renting a kayak through CCK register at the link below.
IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER ON LAND > REGISTER ON THIS EVENTBRITE PAGE.
You must sign waivers and be ready to go by 9:00 AM.
IF YOU ARE RENTING A KAYAK PLEASE CALL > California Canoe and Kayak at 510 893 7833. Please note that at this late date CCK may be at capacity. If so - please email [email protected] > Kayaks are available to rent at a super discounted rate of $25 for unlimited paddling time/$40 for a double kayak, thanks to our event partner at California Canoe and Kayak!
Plan to pick up your watercraft at California Canoe and Kayak( CCK). Please give yourself time to park, get your gear, pay and get down to the dock and on the water by 8:30 AM. Our event guides will meet you at CCK and will leave the dock at CCK at 8:30 AM to guide you to the Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC) site.
MOST IMPORTANT: Wear sturdy shoes to protect your feet when you walk the shores.
BRING: A water bottle, snacks, a coffee mug or thermos, sunscreen, an extra layer, and sturdy shoes (even if you are paddling). We'll have cleanup supplies on site, but feel free to bring your own gloves/buckets/bags if you'd rather use your own!
9:00 AM SIGN IN - All volunteers sign in at JLAC. Including paddlers that rented and paddled from CCK to JLAC.
9:30 AM- Welcome Orientation & Safety Talk. Please don’t clean until you listen to the safety talk. Clean up teams will be assigned at this time.
9:50 AM to 12 PM - Trash cleanup! We have a lot of garbage to GET.
12:30 PM - THANK YOU! We'll come back together for giveaways, and to load up the City of Oakland trash truck with our garbage finds.
1:00 PM - End!
Register today and invite your friends – have fun while getting garbage off the shores.
NEEDED WATER CAPTAINS AND DOCK VOLUNTEERS: We need paddlers with experience to volunteer and help with water and garbage logistics. If you can help email here [email protected]
QUESTIONS: Message Mary Spicer the organizer at [email protected] If you have questions about CCK kayak rentals call (510) 893-7833 and reference the I Heart Alameda & Oakland Estuary Garbage Clean Up! Saturday, September 21st 2019.
PLEASE SHARE & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT: Join us at the Jack London Aquatic Center On-the-Water Trash Cleanup and remove garbage from the water and shores of the Oakland Estuary to protect our bay, wildlife, and community!
EAST BAY ROWING CLUB: www.eastbayrowingclub.org The East Bay Rowing Club is dedicated to making rowing accessible to all. We believe in creating enduring relationships among our rowers as we serve our diverse community. We are proud of sponsoring and encouraging scholastic rowing programs in Oakland schools.
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CITY OF OAKLAND : www2.oaklandnet.com/ We're proud to be part of the City of Oakland's Creek to Bay Day Cleanup effort! The City encourages stewardship of Oakland year-round, providing supplies and services (including our trash-pick-up) for volunteer events.
CALIFORNIA CANOE AND KAYAK : www.calkayak.com - Cal Canoe and Kayak has been getting folks out paddling on the Bay since 1972! They're a tried and true local treasure, and have generously provided discounted watercraft rentals to our Estuary Paddle Cleanups.
CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION : California Coastal Commission. The California Coastal Commission has been overseing the cleanup thoughout the state for the last 35th years
CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS DIVISION OF BOATING AND WATERWAYS : California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways has also supported The Cleanup for more than seven years working with boating facilities and groyups acorss the state with outreach marketing, staff assistance and volunteer coordination.
SUPPORTED BY : The I Heart Alameda & Oakland Estuary Jack London Aquatic Center garbage clean up is made possible through the generous support of the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program.
THE CLEAN WATER PROGRAM: www.cleanwaterprogram.org The Clean Water Program works to keep pollutants like litter, pesticides, automotive chemicals and other harmful substances out of Alameda County’s creeks, wetlands and the Bay. Their annual grants fund pollution prevention projects led by community-based organizations to support the Program’s efforts. The Program also helps business owners and managers understand water pollution prevention regulations that affect them, and adopt best practices to stay in compliance.