Volunteer group put in their own time to keep North Coast clean



MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. (KIEM)-The PacOut Green Team was in Mckinleyville Saturday – for their 90-minute trash bash.  

“It’s our first trash bash since COVID-19, and we typically do this every other month,” he said. “Where we get a big ole dumpster and in 90-minutes we pick up the town of McKinleyville.  

“We picked up just over a thousand pounds of garbage. We found TVs, five syringes, we had half the big dumpster full.”   

Twenty-one community members, including Fifth District Supervisor Steve Madrone rolled their sleeves, and picked-up about 50-pounds of trash each.  

Cleanups are typically 60 minutes long – last weekend, thirty-one volunteers focused on Cooper Gulch, where 250-pounds of garbage and seven syringes were picked up and disposed of.  

This was the first time since May of 2019 the group has visited the area for a cleanup day – despite that fact – the area appeared to have been taken care of, according Ostrom.   

“We were surprised how clean the park was, after talking to city officials, it looked like there’s other communities that have helped keep that area clean like the CCC (California Conservation Group), the local Disc Golfing Group (Par Infinity) and Eureka PD’s C-SET (Community Safety Engagement Team).” 

The PacOut Green Team organizes every weekend for a clean-up day somewhere in Humboldt.  

Those interested in joining can visit their Facebook page for more information or click here.