21st Street Clean-Up a Success
The 21st Street Clean-Up, organized by our WSP volunteer Britta Dornfeld as a requirement for her program, was a success! The event was planned in conjunction with the City of Paso Robles. It occurred on April 29th, with thirty volunteers showing up and removing over 4 cubic yards of weeds from the Green Street medians on 21st Street in Paso Robles. Not only does the street look much better, it will also be able to capture more stormwater in the future, lessening flooding and keeping sediment and contaminants out of the Salinas River. This is especially important as the Salinas River is home to a population of the threatened steelhead trout, which need water low in sediment to breed.
Associated Traffic Safety and the California Conservation Corps provided safety vests for the event volunteers. Food and coffee were donated by Trader Joe’s in Templeton, Templeton Donuts Plus, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Paso Robles and Kreuzberg Coffee in Paso Robles. This event would not have been as successful without these generous local businesses.