Trash Talker Accomplishments

2022 Accomplishments

California Department of Transportation

"Cal Trans fiscal year begins July 1st. We've already cleaned up 309 cubic yards of trash and spent $70,000.00. In fiscal year 2022 for Santa Cruz County, Cal Trans expended $693,000 and picked up 2900 cubic yards of material."
Kelly McClain - Cal Trans

City of Watsonville Public Works

  • Final count as a group we picked up 1,900 yards of garbage from the sloughs
  • Picked up over 6,000 new and used syringes throughout Watsonville
  • In partnership with Watsonville Works – who work to assist homeless
  • We picked up over 2,000 bag of garbage
  • Watsonville Works helps homeless find housing and job training
  • Found over 2,000 syringes which were kept out of our slough system
  • Of 67 participants, Twenty-five homeless found housing and 6 were taken to shelters

Save Our Shores

"Year to Date Save Our Shores volunteers have collected over 32,000 pounds of trash along our coastal and inland waterways."
Krista Rogers, Program Director