Clean Mill Valley is Five Years Old!
Local Cleanup Organization reaches a milestone
In November of 2012, a group of local activists got together to address the abundance of litter in Mill Valley. The group included representatives of the Outdoor Art Club, the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Mill Valley StreamKeepers, Mill Valley Rotary Club and other residents who were eager to save our wildlife, streets and waterways from the negative impact of debris that is too often present and sometimes ignored.
Fast forward five years later, and Clean Mill Valley, the result of that gathering, is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to the beautification of Mill Valley. Clean Mill Valley programs include working with merchants, schools, government agencies and other environmental organizations to prevent litter from getting around. Nearly 200 local businesses are members of Clean Mill Valley, having pledged to keep their premises litter free and even train employees about recycling.
"While our many cleanups over the last five years have had a big impact on our environment, it is our advocacy and educational efforts that we think have made the biggest changes," co-founders Joan Murray and Jill Young said. "We work with City of Mill Valley’s Public Works Department, whose staff provides us with the large orange garbage bags that you may see as we fill them. And when objects are too bulky or heavy for us, they will retrieve them for proper disposal. Thank you Public Works!
Excerpted from EnjoyMillValley.com article (10/31/17)