San Lorenzo Creek has substantially less garbage in it this summer thanks to a multi-agency collaboration and hard work from some people who used to live along the creek banks.
A partnership between Forstr.org and HomeBridge Connect between May 16 and June 6 this year resulted in 220 bags (more than 38.5 cubic yards) of garbage being removed from the creek area that runs parallel to Grove Way near Interstate 580. Workers filled 35-gallon collection bags donated by Caltrans and pulled them up to a staging area managed by Oro Loma District four Mondays in a row. The bags were then disposed of by Waste Management. The creek site is managed by Caltrans and the Flood Control and Water Conservation District.