photo by Andrew Kearns

Two Coastal Cleanups Scheduled!

Come join us for Coastal Cleanup this Saturday, September 16 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

TWO OPPORTUNITIES: Meet Greg Reza from Marin County Parks at the roundabout near the Mill Valley Middle School OR join Mia Monroe from the National Park Service near the heliport/seaplane base (Pohono Street) in Sausalito. Jill and Jeff from Clean Mill Valley will be joining the NPS group at the heliport. Clean Mill Valley will have some extra pickers. Please wear gloves and sturdy shoes. Work will be along the bike path. Watch for our CMV sign. Hope you can join the effort. Don’t feel you have to stay the entire time; every litter bit helps!

For further information, contact Joan Murray at

Welcome to
Adopt A Spot!

Some of our members have already adopted spots where they regularly pick up litter. We are seeing good results, but we need more hands! We are encouraging people to pitch in and adopt a section of a street in their neighborhood, an area of a favorite Step, Lane or Path, or an unsightly corner at a bus stop. We hope our combined efforts will help keep our town, its creeks, marshes and Bay clean.

If you have any questions or would like to pitch in and adopt a spot to clean up, please contact Jill at This will help us to coordinate our efforts and spread the word about Adopt A Spot!

Adopt A Spot logo design by Mary Osborn
Photo by Jim Stephenson

Tam High Delivers an Important Message!

Anyone driving, walking or riding past Tam High when its dark can read the school’s electronic sign about littering being a social disease. That spot near Miller Avenue and Camino Alto is a strong magnet for litter and debris which winds up in our marsh and in the bay. We hope that others heed the message.


Rockin' the Decal!

Mill Valley Refuse Service partners with Clean Mill Valley!

Pictured on the right are Jim Iavarone, co-owner of Mill Valley Refuse Service, Mill Valley resident Jose Cacho, Jr., crew member of the Mill Valley Refuse Service team, and Jill Young, co-director of Clean Mill Valley. Note the Clean Mill Valley decal on the windshield of the Mill Valley Refuse Service Truck. They are on every one of the garbage company trucks as a statement of our partnership with them to Keep Mill Valley Clean. Thanks guys!

Photo by Jim Stephenson.

Clean Mill Valley and Clean Marin Announcement

On behalf of Clean Mill Valley and Clean Marin, Joan Murray is working with Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTPP) staff members, Marin County Supervisor Kate Sear’s Aide, Maureen Parton, representatives from the Novato Streetscapes Team, All One Ocean and other environmental groups to plan an upcoming trash summit for all of Marin’s municipalities.

Other groups will join us as our plans gel. Our goals include sharing best practices about litter prevention, education and advocacy and include promotion of our Adopt-a-Spot program. You’ll be able to meet many local activists dedicated to a cleaner environment.

Please Save the date! On Wednesday, November 1st, at a yet-to-be confirmed central Marin location, come hear guest speaker David Lewis, Executive Director of Save the Bay talk about their work and how together we can get trash out of our waterways. Stay tuned to our website for updates or contact Joan Murray at for questions or additional info.

As Executive Director of Save The Bay since 1998, David Lewis has been San Francisco Bay’s top advocate for more than 15 years. Under his leadership, Save The Bay has developed strong relationships with public officials, business leaders, and key stakeholders to improve the overall health of San Francisco Bay. David has testified before Congress on oil spill prevention and restoring Bay wetlands to combat the impacts of climate change.

Clean Mill Valley
Goes Global

Betsy Bikle, a board member of StreamKeepers and a volunteer with Clean Mill Valley, adopts spots to clean wherever she goes. Here she is removing litter near the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. The girl can’t help herself.

Thanks, Betsy, for showing that Americans CAN clean up the environment!

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