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KOB Thanks Creek to Bay Day Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who came out to Creek to Bay Day in Oakland today, especially at our sponsored sites at Arroyo Viejo, Jingletown, and Cortland Creek.  Your volunteer work is very much appreciated and it makes our community a more beautiful place to live. Even Mayor Libby Schaaf stopped by to say hello and thank you!

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Join us at Creek to Bay Day

Come and join Keep Oakland Beautiful volunteers at our 3 sites on Saturday, September 17th! Arroyo Viejo Park at 7701 Krause Ave 9 am – 1 pm Cortland Creek Park Thompson & Cortland Ave from 10 am – 1 pm Jingletown 300 Derby Ave at the Public Shore walkway 9 am – 12 noon For more information, visit the City of Oakland’s […]

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Understanding Littering.

Litter is a pervasive and transient form of pollution. It starts in one location and then moves by wind and water to other locales. Keep Oakland Beautiful and other organizations, as well as responsible individuals, frequently go out and collect litter that has accumulated in our parks, creeks, and other areas. However, when we collect […]

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Clean Water Program Now Accepting Grant Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2015   CONTACT Jim Scanlin, Clean Water Program (510) 670-6548   To view this release online visit www.cleanwaterprogram.org/news   Clean Water Program Now Accepting Grant Applications Funding Available for Projects that Reduce Litter in Local Waterways   Alameda County, CA—The Clean Water Program is inviting applications for its 2015 Community […]

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Rewards for Reporting Illegal Dumping

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland is launching a new program that will provide monetary rewards to people who report illegal dumping. Witnesses can receive up to half of all penalties collected in successful enforcement actions based on the witness’s reports. This is an exciting new program that will send the message that Oakland […]

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Beautification Can Lead To Lower Crime.

Several years ago, the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Prevention Research Center of Michigan developed an after-school and summer program called Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities (YES). The goal of this study was to empower seventh and eighth grade students from different backgrounds to plan and execute neighborhood beautification projects […]

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Discouraging Illegal Dumping and Defacement.

Pop quiz: What can you do to discourage illegal dumping on your property? a. Put up a sign that says, ‘Please Do Not Illegally Dump On My Property.’ b. Hire a private security force to patrol your perimeter. c. Dig a moat around your property and erect a drawbridge. d. Start with a few less […]

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How To Get Rid Of Bulky Trash Items.

  Pop Quiz: You bought a new couch and you want to dispose of the old, beat-up one that your cat destroyed. What do you do? a)      Drag the old couch into the woods behind your house. b)      Leave it on the curb and pray that somebody takes it. c)       Drop it into the Oakland […]

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How Can You Safely Dispose of Hazardous Household Waste?

Pop quiz: You have a mountain of old paint cans in the corner of your garage. What can you do?   a)      Throw them in your recyclables bin (please don’t!). b)      Keep collecting them until you’ve built a wall (been there, done that). c)       Dig a hole and bury them in your backyard. d)      Sneak […]

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What can you do when you see illegal dumping?

Pop quiz: You see a beat-up boxspring, mattress, and couch, illegally dumped on the side of the road where you live. What can you do? a)      Complain that everybody except you is irresponsible, then go on about your day. b)      Rent a truck and dump the eye-sore on somebody else’s property. c)       Call the Mayor […]

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