photo by Andrew Kearns

Life's a Beach! Come Help Clean it Up!

Join us for Coastal Clean Up on Saturday, September 15th. We will meet outside the rear entrance of the Mill Valley Community Center, facing the playing fields and the marsh, beginning at 9:00am. Mia Monroe of the GGNRA and Mill Valley’s Volunteer Coordinator Ronnie Moore will also be on hand to pick up trash. We will work until noon, but you needn’t be there for any particular length of time. Come and go as you please and make our coastal environment cleaner. We will provide vests, pickers, and bags as needed. Bring your gloves! Contact Joan Murray at for more info.

A Successful Marin City Beautiful Neighborhood Clean-Up Day!

Clean Mill Valley joined our neighbors in Marin City in July to participate in litter removal and weeding. The Performing Stars Social Justice Initiative Group, in partnership with the Golden Gate Village Resident Council & Marin Housing Authority, sponsored the Marin City Beautiful Neighborhood Clean-Up Day. Volunteers assisted in this community beautification project by helping to get rid of debris in yards and balconies and weeding and cleaning the playgrounds. Dumpsters were provided on site and a delicious lunch was provided for participants. Thanks to all volunteers who came to help. For more information, please contact

Community supporters included: Clean Marin, Clean Mill Valley, Sausalito Beautiful, Conservation Corps North Bay, Target Gateway Shopping Center, Goodman Building Supply, Marin County Sheriff’s Department, and the Marin City Community Services District.

Photo: Community groups and volunteers did a fine job cleaning the play structure, weeding the playground, and spreading new, fluffy mulch. Shortly after the work was done, the children tried things out; happy sight.

Tidy Traveller

Betsy Bikle, ardent supporter of litter eradication throughout the world, had a hard time finding ANY litter in Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, Korea.

However, an errant piece of paper escaped from someone so that Betsy could say she had done a good deed on her travels there.

From Mill Valley to anywhere we roam, let’s do our part to remove litter from our environment.

Photo courtesy of Betsy Bikle

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
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