Cotati City
CA

Proclamation

A PROCLAMATION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COTATI PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 AS “POLLUTION PREVENTION WEEK” AND THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 AS “CREEK WEEK”

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WHEREAS, throughout the United States the week starting on the third Monday of September is recognized as National Pollution Prevention Week; and

WHEREAS, throughout much of California, including the Russian River watershed, cities, counties and other stewardship organizations are recognizing the third week of September as Creek Week; and

WHEREAS, our pollution prevention practices are intrinsically linked to the health of our watershed lands and waterways; and

WHEREAS, the Russian River Watershed Association supports programs to reduce pollution, increase the environmental quality of our watershed, and provide our communities with the knowledge to be effective stewards of the Russian River watershed lands and waterways; and

WHEREAS, the nearly 1,500 square miles of lands, 150 creeks, and approximately 350,000 residents of the Russian River watershed are connected and mutually support each other; and

WHEREAS, the Russian River, along with its tributaries and associated features are important resources to the people of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties; and

WHEREAS, pollution in the form of trash and debris, chemicals from industry and everyday living, and sediment from construction and many land uses and activities all have the potential to degrade the quality of life and the quality of resources within the Russian River watershed; and

WHEREAS, the Russian River Watershed Association strives to protect our lands and waterways through ongoing pollution prevention outreach which aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of pollutants to our natural systems; and

WHEREAS, during Pollution Prevention Week and Creek Week, creek, river and ocean clean-up campaigns will take place throughout Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.

 

 

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED on this September 12 of 2017, by the City Council of the City of Cotati that the week of September 18 through 24, 2017 is "Pollution Prevention Week" and the week of September 16 thorugh September 24, 2017 as "Creek Week", and asks all members of our community to support efforts to protect and enrich our watershed health by participating in the many Pollution Prevention Week/Creek Week activities, and to take active steps to reduce pollution and care for our environment throughout the year.

 

Meeting History

Sep 12, 2017 7:00 PM Audio/Video Cotati City Council Regular Meeting

Dustin DeMatteo with Daily Acts in attendance to receive proclamation

Discussion