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B7: Support Volunteer Cleanup Efforts and Education

This project provides grants and partnerships for cleanup, education, outreach and watershed stewardship activities. Funding also allows the district to continue supporting volunteer cleanup activities such as National River Cleanup Day, California Coastal Cleanup Day, the Great American Pick Up, and Adopt-A-Creek, as well as Creek Connections Action Group and creekwise education.


  • Reduces contaminants entering our waterways and groundwater
  • Engages community and supports watershed stewardship
  • Leverages volunteer community resources for efficient use of funds

Project Status

(As of August 2017)

Status for projects awarded through August 2017 is listed in the attached table

2nd Funding Cycle Open:
a. The second funding cycle was released on August 4, 2017. The funding cycle was schedule to be released in FY 2017, but was postponed until August 2017 to allow for grant administration and management improvements.

1st Funding Cycle Completed:

In FY 2017, six grants were successfully completed:
  1. Schools Goin’ Green by the City of Sunnyvale 
  2. Education for Clean Water by Environmental Volunteers 
  3. Acterra Lower Peninsula Healthy Creeks Project by Acterra Stewardship 
  4. Clean Bay Project by Save the Bay 
  5. Girl Scouts Go Green in SC County by Girl Scouts of Northern California 
  6. ReThink Disposable; Preventing Riparian Trash at the Source by Clean Water Fund 
The Schools Goin’ Green project has been recognized as an outstanding stormwater project by the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA). 

With the closure of the Trash Free Coyote Creek Education and Outreach Project by the San Jose Park Foundation in FY 2016, all the 7 grants under this priority have been completed.


Key Performance Indicator

  1. Provide 7 grant cycles and 3 partnerships that follow pre-established competitive criteria related to cleanups, education and outreach, and stewardship activities.
  2. Fund district support of annual National River Cleanup Day, California Coastal Cleanup Day, and the Great American Pick Up, and fund the Adopt-A-Creek Program.

Prioity B-200

Project Information

Project StartFY 2014
Project FinishFY 2028
Safe Clean Water
Program funding
 $1.9 M**

(2015 Dollars)

**More financial information: 5-Year Implementation Plan, pages: 19-27
StatusOn Target

Grant Opportunity

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