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Temescal Wash Cleanup Volunteers Remove 3.15 Tons of Trash – Thank you!

Post Date:10/04/2018 2:15 PM

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the City of Corona’s Department of Water and Power held the Annual Temescal Wash Inner-Coastal Water Way Cleanup Event as part of the State of California Coastal Commissions’ Clean the Beach & Heal the Bay Cleanup Events.

Trash and debris collects in the Temescal Wash via the city storm drain system which washes debris downstream and discharges it to the Temescal Wash and Prado Basin areas and from people illegally dumping trash and debris along the roadway edges.

The clean-up is held each year to prevent the trash and debris collected at the Temescal Wash from reaching our coast. 

A total of 122 student and parent volunteers collected and removed 3.15 tons of trash and debris from the Temescal Wash in the area of Auburndale, Lincoln, and Rincon Streets.

Volunteers were provided food, a free t-shirt, and community service hours.

A special thank you to our sponsors and partners in making this day possible. Waste Management provided three dumpsters and waived the tipping fees. Harbor Freight donated gloves, and Lowe’s and Home Depot donated gloves and trash bags. Starbucks donated coffee and Stater Brothers donated Gatorade. Raven’s Donuts and Baker’s Dozen donated donuts, Trader Joe’s donated fruit and Miguel’s Jr. gave us a discount on lunch for our volunteers!

Thank you again for all your help!

To learn more about the Annual Temescal Wash Clean-Up Event, please contact our Environmental Compliance Coordinator, Jeff Potts, at 951-736-2442.

Click here to view an album of photos from the cleanup efforts!

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