Last week's storm brought California much needed rain, along with high winds, and of course, a whole lot of trash. When our volunteers saw the trash and litter that washed in along our shoreline, they went into action.
One of our members posted in our Facebook group asking for help along the 9th Street shoreline, and our volunteers stepped up. Approximately eight people picked up trash and litter over a three day period, then called the City of Benicia to come and pick up the bags.
Another member emailed us to inform us that there was quite a bit of trash along our 1st Street shoreline, and not too long after that, our volunteers also cleaned up in that area and let the city know that there were bags of trash to be collected.
Also, in the coolest trash collection ever to take place, a few volunteers took to their paddle boards to pick up trash and litter in parts of the harbor that were inaccessible by land. The pictures tell the rest of the story.
All I can say is that I am so proud of our volunteers and their efforts in maintaining Benicia's natural beauty.
Our paddle boarding volunteers cleaned up in the harbor.
H Street was also a mess.
A major effort along our 9th Street shoreline paid off.
A call to action on 1st Street also netted results.