Volunteers sought to help clean up Atascadero's waterways

Those interesting in picking up trash and debris from Atascadero’s waterways can take part in a large-scale cleanup event this fall.

The city is seeking volunteers for its annual Atascadero Creek and Salinas River cleanup day planned for Sept. 27, according to a city news release. The effort is part of the San Luis Obispo County Creek Day where volunteers tackle cleaning up waterways throughout the Central Coast.

In Atascadero, volunteers and volunteer team leaders to lead cleanup groups are being sought. It’s helpful if those wishing to lead teams have trucks to haul debris, according to the news release.

Those interested in volunteering as a leader can call the city’s public works department at 470-3146.

All other volunteers can just show up the day of the event by meeting in the City Hall parking lot at East Mall and Lewis Avenue.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the work lasts from 9 a.m. to noon. The city advises helpers to bring gloves, sturdy shoes and a backpack to keep water. A volunteer appreciation lunch will follow after the cleanup.

For more information on the countywide event, visit http://creekday.wordpress.com/.