photo by Andrew Kearns

Flash Mob Cleanup!

On Friday, June 21st Clean Mill Valley volunteers will be heading to Camino Alto at the Safeway parking lot entrance by Starbucks. Starting at about 9:15am they will work their way up Camino Alto to Sycamore and beyond. Come and help us clean up Camino Alto! Bonus: With school out it will stay cleaner longer. Yay!


See Spot March!

Clean Mill Valley and Clean Marin work together to create awareness of litter’s impact on our environment and to find solutions to removing it so that it doesn’t reach our waterways. It is not a pretty sight wherever it is. Thanks to Howard Bunce of the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program for being an ardent supporter and carrying the Clean Marin banner along with us.

See our marchers in the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade. Our Adopt a Spot mascot (named Spot of course!) marched in the parade and shook paws with countless children. Notice the signage with the stunning graphics created by Mary Osborn and assembled and made by Ronald Young and Howard Bunce. What a team. Photos taken by Jeff Conley. Thanks Jeff!

2019 Petaluma Butter & Eggs Day Parade

Having fun while spreading the anti-litter message!

Clean Mill Valley and Clean Marin marched together on April 27th in historic downtown Petaluma. The group carried striking banners and signs, designed by Mary Osborn, that featured anti-litter messages. The popular event, drawing around 20,000 enthusiastic spectators, is in its 38th year. One little girl was seen mouthing the words as she read our sign: “Please pick it up; every little bit helps”, at which time she bent over and picked up a candy wrapper she had just dropped! Now that is progress!

(photo by Howard Bunce)

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.

Lately, we have been conducting spontaneous cleanups when we notice a spot covered with trash. During a recent break in the rainy weather Clean Mill Valley members cleaned up the ditch adjacent to Tam High’s sports fields.

You might have a friend or neighbor who wants to join you for an hour or so to remove litter in a problem spot. Feel free to organize that on your own and be safe.

If you have any questions or would like to pitch in and officially 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

Would you like to report litter on the highway? Click here to file a report!

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