Be the first to register your site! We are seeking site coordinators to lead cleaning and greening projects for the 23rd Annual Oakland Creek to Bay Day, Saturday, September 15th. Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California and International Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world!
Projects include litter removal, habitat restoration, urban greening, and beautification. Many Creek to Bay Day projects occur in creeks and along shorelines, though off-water sites are equally important for protecting waterways, as shown by this infographic.
Lead a Creek to Bay Day project. As a site coordinator, you will have access to:
Please click here to register (This form works best with Google Chrome. Do not use Explorer.)
If you need registration assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (510) 238-7611.
Please register by Friday, August 17, 2018 to allow for adequate planning and promotion time, as well as availability of requested tools and City services.
Please mark your calendar for the Creek to Bay Day Site Coordinator Meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6-8 pm.
Not interested in being a site coordinator, but still want to volunteer? Check oaklandcreektobay.org in late August to find information on a project to join.
Visit oaklandcreektobay.org for site registration, promotional information, and more.
Thank you for keeping Oakland beautiful – from Creek to Bay!
If you've walked anywhere in Oakland, you've likely seen the ubiquitous trash can mosaics. There are more than 60 around the city, and Keep Oakland Beautiful has helped contribute to this effort through our small grants program.
The program began as in 2010 to beautify Allendale Park in East Oakland, and has grown to other parts of the city. Volunteer artists Roberto Costa and Daud Abdullah lead the beautification effort early on and have designed trash cans on High Street, 35th Avenue to Seminary Avenue, Foothill Boulevard, Grand Avenue, and Telegraph. Beverly Shalom, Karen Diffrumolo, and Linda Vogel have also created beautiful works of art on trash cans throughout the city.
Costa wanted to bring mosaic trash cans to Oakland after seeing decorated trash cans while visiting Arcata, CA. Costa has also taught neighborhood groups to decorate the trash cans in their communities. Abdullah was quoted in the Oakland Tribune as saying, "I had done a lot of community cleanup projects, I liked the idea of making a trash can look so pretty that nobody could miss it." He has has decorated most of the mosaic trash cans, mostly in East Oakland with the themes of love and peace.
Learn How to Mosaic a Trash Can:
See a Slideshow of Oakland's Trash Can Mosaics: