Caltrans Hosts ‘Clean California’ Event

Caltrans Hosts ‘Clean California’

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.

 WHO:

  • 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.

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Glenn Clark
Glenn Clark
1 year ago

I am glad to see Caltrans Stepping up to help make a difference with this event. Caltrans has been a good partner with service groups in donating bags and other equipment to groups who are out there making a difference in our big back yard. They haul trash away. The… Read more »

Greg
Greg
1 year ago
Reply to  Glenn Clark

My discussion point was, why are the politicians and not the invisible workers receiving all the accolades? Some of these individuals that will be in the photo op have not participated in many of the clean up functions. I think caltrans has has dong a good job with tremendous assistance… Read more »

Greg
Greg
1 year ago

What bs is this. There are currently dozens of citizens in Inyo and mono county picking up trash, dirty diapers, bottles full of pee without their photo op in the paper. They receive no recognition, no compensation and are hassled when they bring their trash to the dump. Sometimes they… Read more »