Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014

HOW CAN I CELEBRATE EARTH DAY?

Volunteer to Clean-Up Castro Valley.
Materials & a light breakfast provided.
Volunteers are needed to beautify and clean up Castro Valley on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Scroll down for more information about the sites and to register.

Before the Clean-Up

  1. Select a site that you would like to beautify. This is a great group project for your club, organization, family, troop/pack, or team. Tell others and sign up together!
  2. Complete registration online by April 14, 2014. For school projects, see your school's main office.

During the Clean-Up

  1. Wear long pants & closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves if you can, a refillable water bottle (water will be available onsite for refills), and don't forget a hat!
  2. Carpool (or walk) to your site by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26th.
  3. A Clean-Up facilitator will be at every site to give you materials for your project and safety guidelines. You'll volunteer until 12:00 p.m. All volunteers will receive a free continental breakfast.
  4. Leave bags & tools at the site.

Volunteer and support a local charity!

In the spirit of waste reduction and community action, CVSan will donate $5.00 to one of three local charities on behalf of each event volunteer.  Select from the list of charities when you register. 

A RECYCLE & COMPOST GIVE-AWAY EVENT WILL BE HELD AT CANYON MIDDLE SCHOOL (lower parking lot):

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Site map coming soon.

RECYCLE:            

TIRES
YES: Limit 4 passenger car or light truck tires.
NO: Rims, lug nuts, etc.

COOKING OIL(Residents only)
YES:  Limit 10 gallons per household.
NO:  Motor oil.

SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS
YES: 
Limit 10 banker boxes or equivalent of paper documents for shredding.  Place in cardboard boxes or paper bags.  Spiral notebooks and documents with staples, paperclips & report covers okay.
NO:  Carbon paper or plastic.

 

FREE COMPOST:         
Three 1-cubic foot bags per household (single-family or multi-family apartment) or business. Supplies are limited and will be distributed 1st come, 1st served. Vehicle loading assistance is available. Participation in the Earth Day Clean-Up is not required to receive free compost, however you must be a CVSan resident or business (bring ID or bill).

CLEAN-UP SITES

Site A: Earl Warren Park - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Earl Warren Park
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
4660 Crow Canyon
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Activities:Weed and litter abatement, landscaping and planting (may include trees) around the dog park/play area.  Entrance to park on west side of Crow Canyon Road. Parking is extremely limited and carpooling is encouraged.
Max. 20 volunteers.

Site B: Lake Chabot Regional Park - 5 Volunteer spaces open!

Lake Chabot Regional Park
East Bay Regional Park District
17600 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Activities: Landscaping around new fitness zone area.
Max. 25 volunteers

 

Site C: Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area - 14 Volunteer spaces open!

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area
East Bay Regional Park District
18627 Cull Canyon Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Activities:Clear brush, weed removal, and planting of trees in meadow areas along Columbia Drive.  Clean-up activities will take place on hilly terrain and require moving soil and organic debris.  Please note, some of the clean-up activities may be rigorous.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and must wear boots or sturdy shoes.
Max. 25 volunteers

 

Site D: Castro Valley Creek - 15 Voluneer spaces open!

Castro Valley Creek
3625 Castro Valley Boulevard
Meet in parking area adjacent to creek, behind KFC on Castro Valley Blvd. 

Activities:Plant and trail maintenance, weed abatement, new mulch application, litter and debris removal, and invasive plant removal.
Max. 40 volunteers

 

Site E: Downtown Castro Valley Clean-Up - 15 Volunteer spaces open!

Castro Valley Boulevard/Redwood Road area
Meet at Supervisor Nate Miley’s Office, 20993 Redwood Road

Activities: Litter removal in Downtown Castro Valley: along Redwood Road, Castro Valley Boulevard, Norbridge Avenue, and the perimeter of the BART parking lot.
Max. 30 volunteers

What About My School's Beautification Event?


Castro Valley Sanitary District works directly with schools for Earth Day projects. Please contact your school's main office for more information and registration instructions.

How Do I Register?

Complete Registration online by April 14th.  Walk-ins on Saturday, April 26th will be accepted at locations that still have space available. 

Click here to register

All yard trimmings from the Clean-Up and food scraps & food-soiled paper from the breakfast will be composted. You can do the same at home & work! Click here for more information.

Presented by:


 

Sponsored by:


Castro Valley Sanitary District | 21040 Marshall Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546 | (510)537-0757