photo by Andrew Kearns

Clean-up Scheduled!

For those who can join us, we will meet at the Manzanita Park and Ride lot (it is not a high tide day) on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 9:00am for a much needed cleanup. We have vest, bags and pickers. Please wear gloves and sturdy shoes. We wlll be working in and around the lot. Watch for our CMV sign.

Since the lot will be full, we plan to park our cars across the bike path in the lot on Pohono Street. Join us for a jolly morning in the fresh air!

For further information, contact Joan Murray at or call (415) 388-3614.

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BTW. If you would like to be notified of upcoming meetings and scheduled clean-ups, please click here and send us an email with the subject line: Add me to your mailing list. Do it today! and add your email to our member list.

Note: we will only use your email to notify you of Clean Mill Valley meetings and events.

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.

You Can Make Difference

Help put the goal of a Clean Marin into action!

You have shown your interest in creating a cleaner Marin by fighting trash. Now, Clean Marin (and Clean Mill Valley) invite you to join with like-minded people to plan how to put the goal of a clean Marin into action.

On November 1st of 2017, the inaugural Clean Marin Trash Summit was held. The 100+ attendees gave many ideas for how to reduce trash and litter in Marin County. From this feedback, Clean Marin is bringing together anti-litter advocates under the following Action Team categories:

Volunteer cleanup – forming or joining a Clean Marin group, Adopt-a-Spot program (see our sidebar), Clean Business Program, and other similar activities.

Source control & zero waste – product bans, recycling, waste bin management, producer responsibility.

Clean highways – Highway 101, Adopt-a-Highway, Caltrans partnership, California Highway Patrol/local police enforcement, Tarp Your Load events.

Outreach & education – Clean Marin press, educating/engaging youth, creek education, marketing, public service announcements.

The Clean Marin Action Teams breakout meeting information is:

January 31st, 2018

Marin County Civic Center | 3501 Civic Center Drive
Board Chambers, Room 330, San Rafael, CA 94903

Click here to register to attend the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Clapp.

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.
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