photo by Andrew Kearns

About Clean Mill Valley

Founded in 2012, involvement is by individuals and participants from many local and Marin County organizations such as the Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley Bloomathon, StreamKeepers and Marin Clean Highways.

We expanded our group to include like-minded activists from other towns in Marin County. When referring to our combined organizations, we’re known as Clean Marin. Towns that have participants in Clean Marin are San Rafael, Corte Madera, and Novato.


Clean Mill Valley, in cooperation with the City of Mill Valley, helped evaluate the number and types of garbage cans in downtown Mill Valley. To reduce litter spillage and distribution by birds, the Public Works Department purchased “Bonnets” to solve the problem.

Tamalpais High School now carries litter reminders on their electronic message board and Clean Mill Valley is working with other organizations in the county to display similar messages.

Members have worked with the students and the Environmental Studies teacher at Greenwood School to help them engage in civic responsibility with litter and graffiti removal.

Worked individually with Mill Valley’s merchants to manage personal garbage containers that attract garbage overflow.

Our Goals


Clean Mill Valley is a group of community activists from a variety of local organizations. Founded in 2012, the group is represented by the following Mill Valley community groups as well as representatives from several other Marin groups and towns.

The Outdoor Art Club

Mill Valley StreamKeepers

Marin Clean Highways

The Rotary Club

Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

San Rafael Clean

Create public awareness about litter and its impact to our community and the environment.

Educate the public about ways they can reduce or eliminate litter.

Sponsor periodic litter cleanups.

Work with other like-minded entities in Marin County and the State to reduce litter by sharing best practices.

Collaborate with local public officials and legislators to encourage enforcement of existing litter laws and work to create or strengthen legislation to address litter and its environmental impact.

photo by Lee Kirkpatrick
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