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Strawberry Creek Clean-up



            Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Strawberry Creek

 “Strawberry Creek is a major landscape feature of the
 University of California, Berkeley, and was one ...
Strawberry Creek

  Strawberry Creek is a natural and important Bay Area
 resource, which members of the University’s Envi...
Strawberry Creek Clean-up

 On Tuesday, September 18,
 2007, UC Berkeley students,
 faculty, and staff had the
 opportunit...
Strawberry Creek Clean-up




 Tim Pine and Rebecca Anderson, members of EH&S’ Environmental Protection
 Team, greet clean...
Strawberry Creek Clean-up




   Volunteers cleaning up Strawberry Creek
Strawberry Creek Clean-up


Not only did the clean-up remove
litter and trash from Strawberry
Creek, it helped to lessen t...
Strawberry Creek Clean-up

 EH&S, Teva, Lonely Planet, and Baykeeper provided information
 about their ongoing “green” eff...
Strawberry Creek Clean-up

   Acknowledgements:
   Environment, Health & Safety and the Office of Marketing & Business
   ...
UC Berkeley Sustainabilty Efforts

  The Strawberry Creek Clean-up is only one of many
  sustainability efforts taking pla...
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Strawberry Creek Event

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Strawberry Creek is a natural feature of the UC Berkeley campus and is one of the primary reasons the site was selected in 1860. In addition to the natural beauty of the Creek, which was named for the wild strawberries that once lined its banks, it is home to a variety of species of wildlife, which provide a valuable resource for education and research.

Since 1987, the campus has undertaken a significant restoration effort to return the creek to its natural condition. Restoration activities include ongoing monitoring of water quality, bi-annual cleanups, the re-introduction of native fish and insects, and the installation of native plant life.

Cleanups are held twice annually in the spring and the fall. Volunteers are equipped with gloves and trash bags, and typically bag around 1,000 lbs of trash per cleanup. Along with the cleanup activity, public outreach programs are oriented towards educating the student community to be more diligent in properly disposing of their trash rather than allowing it to soil the campus environment.

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Strawberry Creek Event

  1. 1. Strawberry Creek Clean-up Tuesday, September 18, 2007
  2. 2. Strawberry Creek “Strawberry Creek is a major landscape feature of the University of California, Berkeley, and was one of the primary reasons the site was chosen in 1860 as the location for the campus. Strawberry Creek is home to a growing number of native animals and plants due to a restoration project started in 1987. Fish, newts, egrets, banana slugs, crayfish, and small creatures such as mayflies, water striders, and snails are now common.” Strawberry Creek Web site: http://strawberrycreek.berkeley.edu/index.html
  3. 3. Strawberry Creek Strawberry Creek is a natural and important Bay Area resource, which members of the University’s Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Environmental Protection Team try to keep clean and free of debris by hosting a semi-annual clean- up. In September 2007, the Office of Marketing & Business Outreach (OMBO) supported the EH&S team’s efforts in helping to publicize the event and coordinating participation by first time Strawberry Creek Clean-up sponsor, Teva. The event was a success, with many bags of trash and debris collected by campus volunteers.
  4. 4. Strawberry Creek Clean-up On Tuesday, September 18, 2007, UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to help clean up Strawberry Creek. Teva, BayKeeper, and Lonely Planet joined the campus in supporting this event.
  5. 5. Strawberry Creek Clean-up Tim Pine and Rebecca Anderson, members of EH&S’ Environmental Protection Team, greet clean-up volunteers
  6. 6. Strawberry Creek Clean-up Volunteers cleaning up Strawberry Creek
  7. 7. Strawberry Creek Clean-up Not only did the clean-up remove litter and trash from Strawberry Creek, it helped to lessen the impact of trash washing into the Bay during the next storm. To learn more about Bay Area waters and how they are affected by pollution, visit http://www.baykeeper.org/. Bags filled with trash from the creek. Thank you, Volunteers!
  8. 8. Strawberry Creek Clean-up EH&S, Teva, Lonely Planet, and Baykeeper provided information about their ongoing “green” efforts as well as thank you gifts to the volunteers. Volunteers received mugs, including a few made from corn, CDs, and other rewards for their efforts. Four volunteers, who participated in a drawing for Teva shoe gift certificates, were the lucky winners. Volunteers and the campus community were treated to a concert by Jay Nash
  9. 9. Strawberry Creek Clean-up Acknowledgements: Environment, Health & Safety and the Office of Marketing & Business Outreach would like to thank the following groups for their participation in the September 18, 2007, Strawberry Creek Clean-up Professor William Berry Teva Lonely Planet BayKeeper Jay Nash Our “Clean up” Volunteers Credits Photos – EH&S website and Sandra Scoggins
  10. 10. UC Berkeley Sustainabilty Efforts The Strawberry Creek Clean-up is only one of many sustainability efforts taking place at UC Berkeley. To learn more about sustainability efforts at the University or how you can help in keeping the campus and other environs green, visit these helpful sites: http://ehs.berkeley.edu/ http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/ http://bie.berkeley.edu/ Join us in the spring for our next clean-up event. Remember: Blue + Gold = GREEN! Copyright 2007 UC Regents

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