Being a Part of Team 222
By Deb Kramer
|These little guys were having a great time
picking up trash in the dry creekbed.
Photo by Deb Kramer
Having attended a few of these events, I got a firsthand look at how it works. The sites I’ve been at had a variety of people from ages 3 to over 60. They work hard for a couple of hours, hauling out about 1/3 ton of trash in about 20-30 bags, plus large loose items, such as automobile parts, an ATM machine, and the ubiquitous shopping cart. See their Facebook page of some photos of the cleanup I attended in July.
As a partner organization, we’ve been able to share best practices, enrich our programs by cross sharing volunteers, and collaborate on projects, such as brainstorming about how to engage more companies in our programs. This type of collaboration makes all of us working on watershed issues stronger, and I am happy to be a part of it.