West Alameda Business Association
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Shoreline Cleanup
1/14/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 1/14/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC
Main St. near Navy Way, Alameda, CA 94501, California, 94501

Saturday, January 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Alameda Point Partners will be jointly hosting a shoreline cleanup with the City of Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program. The event will focus on removing litter from the shore and parking lot along the estuary, west of the Main Street Dog Park.  Local Bay Area advocacy group, San Francisco Baykeeper, will also be on-site to educate the public about the importance of keeping our water free from plastic litter and debris.

If you would like to participate in the Shoreline Cleanup event, please pre-register at https://alamedacleanup2017.eventbrite.com. Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring their own reusable bucket or bag and work gloves. Large groups are encouraged; please reach out to Rachel Campos de Ivanov (contact information below) for details. Attendees under the age of 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 

 

This is the second year Alameda Point Partners has collaborated with the City of Alameda for this clean water focused community activity. Last year’s event attracted more than 175 attendees who collected over a half ton of trash. With miles of shoreline, Alameda has a special opportunity to help keep our waterways clean, protecting fish, wildlife, and aquatic habitats. Participating in the community cleanup is a great way to help prevent bay and ocean pollution, meet your neighbors, and show community support. Service credit is available upon request.

 

The City of Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program fosters an appreciation of the local environment, inspiring people to do their part to prevent storm water runoff and litter pollution during everyday activities. Learn more about pollution prevention and the Clean Water Program at www.alamedaca.gov/go-green/green-water

 

WHAT: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Shoreline Cleanup

 

WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Main Street near Navy Way, ¼ mile west of Main Street Ferry Terminal, Alameda, CA 94501

           

WHO: The Shoreline Cleanup is presented by Alameda Point Partners, the City of Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program, and San Francisco Baykeeper

 

The event is part of a series of community building events in advance of the new development, The Point, a 68 acre mixed-use development spearheaded by Alameda Point Partners. Alameda Point Partners includes commercial developer srmErnst, private real estate investment and operating company Madison Marquette, residential developer Thompson Dorfman Partners, and their venture partner Trammell Crow Residential and non-profit developer Eden Housing. For more information visit www.alamedapointpartners.com.

 

FOR MORE INFO: www.facebook.com/thepointalameda

 

CONTACT: Rachel Campos de Ivanov, rcampos@alumni.haas.org

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