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May 01, 2013

Another Successful Creek to Bay in the OVRP!

Over two tons of trash removed from the OVRP with help of our amazing volunteers!
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On Saturday April 27, WiLDCOAST led the Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) cleanup as part of the 11th annual “Creek to Bay” event coordinated by I Love a Clean San Diego (ILCSD). It was a beautiful day for a cleanup and over 50 participants helped in the effort, including NBC Universal staff, High Tech High Chula Vista, John Willet and of course the always awesome Otay Valley Regional Park Rangers. We removed over two tons of mixed waste and recyclable items from the OVRP.

 

The goal of the event is to foster environmental stewardship while cleaning up your local beach, park or open space and prevent waste from eventually flowing down into our local waters.  WILDCOAST was thrilled to be able to lead a group in the Otay Valley Regional Park at the Mace St. staging area.

 

A couple of highlights from the removal were a giant tractor tire, two couches, a toy go cart and a huge exhaust pipe with poison ivy growing out of it.  The park rangers sent the group to various spots around the park to focus on certain activities and areas mainly focused on trash removal and habitat restoration.  Besides the huge quantities of waste removed, we were able to plant 80 native plants (mulefat) along a section of the trail by the Mace St staging area.  Overall the event was a great success and we want to thank ILCSD and everyone who came out to show their support for the Otay Valley Regional Park!  See you next year!

 

Photos can be seen on our Flickr page:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wild-coast/sets/72157633381168792/show/