April volunteer events cleaning Paso Robles Waterways a success
—The Paso Robles Waterways were beautified in April with two events put together by the City of Paso Robles, local organizations, and volunteers. Both events incorporated an educational portion about how the waterways work and their effects on the trails and surrounding environment.
The first event, held Apr. 21, focused on cleaning and maintenance efforts on the 21st Street corridor. Volunteers ranged from city staff, Cannon Associates and Cal Poly Engineering majors, who spent half the day removing trash and weeds from Vine Street to Riverside Avenue. The total amount of waste removed fit a four yard bin. The Engineering majors was able to get a first hand opportunity to understand stormwater projects.
The second event, held Apr. 28, was held at Centennial Creek for half of the day. There was a diverse group of volunteer groups, including the California Conservation Corps, The Watershed Stewardship Program, community members, Local Resource Conservation District and city staff. This event focused on education of the watershed along with cleaning of the trail and waterway. The Watershed Stewardship Program and the City of Paso Robles hosted the clean-up day.
The Annual Creek Day event is planned for Sept. 29, 2018. For more information on this event and the Stormwater Program for the City of Paso Robles, visit prcity.com.