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Clean Marin Action Team Breakout Meeting

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Marin County Civic Center

3501 Civic Center Drive

Board Chambers, Room 330

San Rafael, CA 94903

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At the recent Clean Marin Trash Summit, motivated attendees had many ideas on how to take action to reduce litter in Marin County. At this meeting, we will organize into action teams that will meet to set specific, achievable goals during the next year. Effectively removing trash from the environment is a complicated issue, and there is a wide spectrum of activities that the action teams could undertake.

Based on the Trash Summit, people expressed interest in forming action teams to work on four main areas:

  • Volunteer cleanup – forming or joining a Clean Marin group, Adopt-a-Spot program, Clean Business Program, and other similar activities
  • Source control & zero waste – product bans, recycling, waste bin management, producer responsibility
  • Clean highways – Highway 101, Adopt-a-Highway, Caltrans partnership, California Highway Patrol/local police enforcement, Tarp Your Load events
  • Outreach & education – Clean Marin press, educating/engaging youth, creek education, marketing, public service announcements

The inaugural Trash Summit, held Nov. 1 in San Rafael, promoted the Clean Marin initiative by empowering and strategizing collaborative litter prevention and cleanup efforts between community members and local government. The practice is similar to other successful models of public-private partnership coalitions, including RxSafe Marin and Yard Smart Marin.

Potential volunteers with ideas or questions should contact Angela Clapp at MCSTOPPP. To learn about the many ways to reduce pollutants in our waterways, visit the MCSTOPPP website.

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Marin County Civic Center

3501 Civic Center Drive

Board Chambers, Room 330

San Rafael, CA 94903

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