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Service Idea for Families: Pick up Litter on Your Neighborhood Walks

Be a good citizen and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by conducting your own neighborhood cleanup during a month-long community service project with the East Bay Regional Parks.

The East Bay Regional Parks usually hosts an annual service project of cleaning up, restoring, planting, and otherwise caring for our beloved regional parks, but Covid-19 prevents us from gathering in this way. However, you can honor the spirit of the MLK Jr. Day of Service by picking up trash where you are.

You and your kiddos are encouraged to pick up litter which would, otherwise, travel through storm drains and creeks to pollute beaches and ocean while at the playground or on your regular walks and scooter sessions. By expanding the cleanup, you are providing an invaluable service to the environment and to your communities.

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Jessica and her daughter pick up trash with tongs and a bucket | Photo: Jessica Sloan, EBRPD

Because of COVID-19, EBRPD is unable to host traditional park cleanups with groups of volunteers meeting at once.

Here is what you need to do to participate in the EBRPD Cleanup Event:

  1. Make it official by registering for the event. Here’s how: » Event registration
  2. Review the Safety Guidelines and watch the video
  3. Assemble your own cleanup gear and you’re ready to go!
    • Trash bags or trash buckets
    • Gloves
    • Face mask
    • A trash grabber or tongs
    • Sun protection
    • Close-toed shoes
    • Warm layers for potential cool bay area days
  4. Go out and pick-up trash! Remember, you are the most important resource: Safety first!
  5. Throw any debris collected into your home trash bin
  6. Dispose of your gloves and thoroughly wash your hands
  7. Take the simple survey and log your hours
  8. Post your pics on Social Media with the hashtags: #ebrpd and #2021MLKdayofservice

Remember to have fun!

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