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Public Works

Michael Lee, Director

915 8th Street, Suite 125, Marysville, CA 95901

(530)749-5420 Fax: (530)749-5424


California Coastal Clean-up Day

Yuba County's 17th Annual Coastal Cleanup Event
will be Saturday, September 16, 2017



Yuba County will be hosting our 17th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 on the Yuba River.


Why are we participating in the Coastal Cleanup Day when we are not located on the coast? 


Past Coastal Cleanup Day data tells us that most (between 60-80 percent) of the debris on our beaches and shorelines comes from inland sources, traveling through storm drains, creeks or rivers out to the beaches and ocean.  Rain -- or even something as simple as hosing down a sidewalk can wash cigarette butts, bits of Styrofoam, pesticides, and oil into the storm drains and out to the ocean.  We are asking all Californians to take responsibility for making sure trash goes where it belongs -- securely in a trashcan, recycling bin, or a hazardous waste dump when appropriate.


Informational flier:  PDF


California Coastal Cleanup Day Link:
Download your waiver (volunteers under age 18 will need a parent or guardian signature):  PDF

Every year several organizations come together to participate in and support this worthy cause.

This year we had

  • Teachers, Scout leaders and lots of students
  • Local citizens
  • Recology Yuba Sutter provided dumpsters for disposal
  • The Fish and Game Commission provided lunches and support
  • Starbucks provided coffee
  • Crystal Geyser provided bottled water
  • Yuba County Sheriff's Department provided work crews
  • The City of Marysville Police and Yuba County Sheriff’s Department provided officers to patrol the area and program support
  • Yuba County Public Works department provided a backhoe, trucks, personnel and event signs
  • Yuba County Environmental Health provided staffing for management, coordination and planning.


We would like to personally thank the following businesses for their generous donations:

Starbucks - Recology and Mid Valley Ice (Glacier Ice).



It really takes a group effort and without the continued commitment and assistance from all, this event would not have the continued and cumulative success we have had to clean up trash in our environment and prevent waste from being washed into our rivers and oceans.


Thanks to all for the continued support and environmental stewardship!


For more information please contact Kathy Gregg via e-mail or at (530)749-5426.


Thank you to everyone!


2016 Coastal Cleanup Event:

Approximately 160 volunteers cleaned up 31,540 lbs. of trash and recyclables along the Yuba River.  That brings the total amount of trash we have removed to date from the banks of the Yuba and Feather Rivers to approximately 254,652 pounds!


             Volunteer     Phone BoothTrash

Want to get involved in a Citizens Watch Group? 

Want to report illegal dumping?

Contact Kathy Gregg with the Yuba County Public Works Department at (530)749-5426 or email at:


Illicit Discharge:

An illicit discharge is the release or placement of any material into the County storm drain system, or any natural waters which is not expressly authorized by the County, including, but not limited to, stormwater, wastewater, pollutants, solid material, liquids, hazardous waste, raw materials, debris, litter or any other substance. 


Report a Discharge


When to make a report?

* When you notice unusual odors in or near the storm drain.

* When you find dumped waste in or near the storm drain.

* When the drainage system has unusually large flows during dry periods.

* When you see someone illegally dumping anything into the storm drain.

Note: If you are reporting an emergency situation that could result in imminent or substantial danger to the health and safety of persons, call 911.

To report any of the above mentioned items please contact:

Kathy Gregg at (530) 749-5426 or e-mail information to



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