July 23, 2010

August Environmental Activities and Events in El Cerrito

Courtesy of the El Cerrito Environmental Services Division

Help El Cerrito Improve Our Recycling Center!
Come be involved in discussions about expanding the range of materials and reusables collected at the Recycling Center, and join the community conversation to create new guidelines that will help make this resource even more inviting and useful to all our residents!

El Cerrito needs your help in crafting principles, goals, and guidelines for community use of the Recycling Center, which will soon be rebuilt. Help us preserve the Center's value as a community asset while finding ways to make it an even more welcoming and useful place. Stakeholder input at these meetings will help inform City policy about programs and uses at the Recycling Center and will help guide the design of the new facility. All meetings held at El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers @ 10890 San Pablo Avenue.

Saturday, July 31, 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday, August 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Each meeting will have a different topic and build upon the previous meeting while accommodating first-time attendees. Attend one or all three as your summer schedule allows. For more information, visit www.ecrecycling.org or contact us at gschultz@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 215-4354.

El Cerrito's National Night Out | Tuesday, August 3 | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join with neighbors and friends to help make your neighborhood safer. Host or attend a block party as part of El Cerrito's Night Out, an award winning safety event co-sponsored by the City of El Cerrito Police Department and Crime Prevention Committee. When you register your National Night Out Block Party, you will receive a host kit, including information on crime prevention, City Resources and goodies to help make your block party a success! A police officer and other city representatives will visit every registered block party on Night Out (August 3, 2010). Contact the Crime Prevention Committee at (510) 215-4414 extension 30, or crimeprev@eccpc.org to register or for more information.

Cerrito Creek Work Party | Saturday, August 7 | 10 a.m. to Noon
Work party at Cerrito Creek north of Albany Hill. Varied tasks in this beautiful and historic spot. Weed, cut and dig thornless blackberries, pick up trash before winter rains, prepare for fall planting. All ages welcome -- snacks, gloves, and tools provided. Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave. (Internet maps 3299 Santa Clara Ave.) AC Transit 72 or 25, short walk from El Cerrito Plaza BART. For more information contact f5creeks@aol.com or call (510) 848-9358.

Cerrito Creek Gatherers' Walk | Sunday, August 8 | 10 a.m. to Noon
Gatherers' walk to discover and harvest wild edibles on Cerrito Creek. Meet at the north end of Talbot Ave. south edge of El Cerrito Plaza for a walk to discover some plants used by Native Americans, some edible weeds, and a delicious source of pies and jam! Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction; bring a container. Event is free, but numbers are limited and reservations required -- email f5creeks@aol.com or call (510) 848-9358.

Central Avenue Corridor Clean-up Event | Saturday, August 21 | 9 a.m. to Noon

Join El Cerrito's Green Team volunteers as they pick up trash and other debris from this important gateway to El Cerrito. For more information and to sign-up, click on the link below.


The El Cerrito Environmental Services Division
(510) 215-4350

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