Caltrans Hosts ‘Clean California’ Event at Northbound Viewpoint on Sherwin Grade in Southern Mono County
WHAT: Caltrans District Director and local elected officials will pick-up roadside litter to raise awareness of Governor Gavin Newsom’s $1.5 billion Clean California budget proposal.
The initiative key actions will:
- Engage and invest in communities
- Educate current and future generations
- Expand litter pick-up activities
- Enhance infrastructure with public artwork
WHEN: Thursday, June 3, 9 a.m.
WHERE: On the Sherwin Grade at the northbound viewpoint on US-395, approximately 6 miles north of the Inyo/Mono county line.
- Ryan Dermody, Caltrans District 9 Director
- Bob Gardner, Mono County District 3 Supervisor
- Ingrid Braun, Inyo County Sheriff
- John Williams, Mojave CHP Lieutenant
- John Wentworth, Inyo County LTP Vice Chair, ESSRP Director
- Destin Dishion- City of Bishop Public Works Director
- Tom Scott, Caltrans District 9 Adopt a Highway Coordinator/TET
WHY: Trash has plagued California’s streets and freeways for decades. Clean California calls for massive investments in litter collection, community engagement and education to transform unsightly roadsides into spaces of pride for all Californians. This is a statewide effort with potential projects in all 58 counties and with a third of the funds going directly to cities, counties, tribes and transit agencies to clean local streets and public spaces. Caltrans estimates that Clean California will create an estimated 15,000 jobs over three years, including state jobs and opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, at-risk youth, and people re-entering society following incarceration.