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A very successful Belmont Creeks to Bay cleanup took place this past Saturday, Sept. 15, Diane Lynn from the City of Belmont told Patch on Monday.
Lynn reported that 72 participants collected a total of 260 pounds of garbage and recyclables during the local California Coastal Cleanup event.
Various cleanup sites in Belmont included E. Laurel Creek, Water Dog Lake, Belmont Creek and O’Neill Slough.
"Belmont residents, Boy Scouts, high school students, and Belmont Library [staff and volunteers] were just some of many that participated," Lynn told Patch.
"The Plastic Bag Monster even made a surprise visit to the Belmont site with a big message on how many plastic bags one person uses in one year," Lynn added.
According to the Plastic Bag Monster - aka, Dean Peterson, the San Mateo County Director of Environmental Health - one shopper, on average, uses more than 500 plastic bags in a year.
"A big thanks to the Plastic Bag Monster for coming out and reminding us what happens when you get into our waterways!" Lynn said.
And congratulations to Tom Covington, winner of the rainbarrel raffle.
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