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Either on land by foot or along the shoreline via boat, kayak or paddle board — residents are invited to do their part in protecting the Oakland Estuary in a cleanup event this Saturday.
The Sept. 17 event will kick off at the Jack London Aquatic Center at 9:30 a.m. and will run until 1 p.m.
All participants have to do is arrive with sturdy shoes, and event organizers will provide the rest. Bringing water, snacks and extra clothing layers is also highly encouraged.
The cleanup effort is hosted by I Heart Oakland-Alameda Estuary, Mary Spicer and the City of Oakland, in partnership with California Canoe and Kayak, the East Bay Rowing Club and the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation.
“This stretch of water is hit hard by urban trash pollution and illegal dumping. Removing garbage from the shores of the Oakland Estuary protects our water, wildlife and community,” reads an invite from the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation.
More information on how to register can be found online.