For more than ten years, the City of Healdsburg, along with a wonderful group of sponsors, have hosted the Foss Creek Cleanup. This event provides an opportunity for residents to participate in maintenance and protection of our waterways by removing trash and debris from Foss Creek.
Foss Creek is tributary of the Russian River and serves as a home to species protected by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The creek also funnels stormwater runoff from the City to the Russian River.
September 24, 2016 marked the 12th annual Foss Creek Cleanup event! 90 volunteers from the community participated and removed 20 cubic yards of garbage from the creek. Most prevalent trash item: cigarette butts. Yuck!! Also, 4 tractor tires, a bicycle, a desk, a table, wagon, signage, a computer, and a whole bunch of other junk. Healdsburg Community Church and the Cub Scouts Pack 21 will share the Crud Cup trophy this year as both groups blew us away with their positive attitudes and garbage hauls.
In addition to the Cleanup, we held our very first SmartLiving Healdsburg Fair. We had 12 local and community vendors and groups join us to talk about renewable energy, landscaping, energy and water efficiency, electric vehicles, healthy eating, gardening, and more!
We had a great time and can’t wait to do it again next year!