We met in front of the Guadalupe River Visitor and Education Center on Coleman Ave in San Jose. Packs of gloves, sanitizer, trash bags and pick stick were waiting to be utilized. After a short briefing we were all dispersed to the trail which was next to the Guadalupe River. Most of us were just going around looking for a spot to clean. The trail and surrounding was well maintained. But between the trail and the river there was a thick wooded area so it's hard to even see whether the river was from the trail. Both me and hubby worked around it and finally found a trail to go behind the wooded area. From there we could finally reached the river bank.
|Plastic bags and other debris stuck to the trees by the river bank|
|Guadalupe river - not exactly pristine|
Some of the interesting trash we picked up were roller blade, shoes and some clothing that apparently were left behind by transients living behind the bushes. Most common trash we found were plastic cups, styrofoam packaging and different size of plastic bottles.
|One of the clean up crew with a bag full of trash|
We stayed until almost 3 pm and went back to the center to drop off our tools and gloves. In return we received a Chinook (coupon) Book.