Mill Valley’s Beloved Creeks
These photos were taken from the Locust Avenue Bridge between Sycamore and Miller Avenues, just about 25 feet away from where Warner Creek joins the Corte Madera Del Presidio Creek. It’s a favored spot for adolescents and others to hang out after purchasing junk food from the nearby 7/11 store. Unfortunately, they leave their litter behind.
This is just a sampling of what Jill Young and I found on an August afternoon. What isn’t pictured is the huge real estate sign that we dragged out of the creek. The real estate firm is sending someone to pick that up. Jill delivered the rest of this debris to the City of Mill Valley’s corporation yard and we’re waiting for low tide so we can remove the bright orange traffic cone from the deeper water that a telescoping swimming pool net would not dislodge.
Neither of us has a swimming pool, but the net comes in handy for those hard to reach cans, bottles and wrappers lurking in our waterways. We are able to catch the Styrofoam pieces floating on top and capture items normally out of arm’s length.
Our goal is to educate students in our schools and have that care for our environment percolate up to their family members so that debris such as this becomes a distant memory in our town.