Event Recap: Earth Day 2023 Activities in North Richmond

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, RecycleMore staff, Reka Abraham, Lisa Borreani and Webster Nguyen, joined The Richmond Community Housing Developing Corporation (CHDC), Urban Tilth, and The Watershed Project for an Earth Day Wild Cat Creek Cleanup and school path painting project. The event was well attended with over 100 volunteers assisting with the various service projects, which started and ended at Lucky A’s Baseball field and also included celebration activities.

The creek clean-up began with a recognition of the former indigenous stewards of the land and a safety training.


Wild Cat Creek runs right along Verde Elementary School. The creek had accumulations of illegal dumping and litter that had flowed downstream. The volunteers cleared the trash from many of these areas, preventing it from making its way to the San Francisco Bay.


Student volunteers from Verde Elementary School cleaned and painted the sidewalk to beautify and promote safe routes to school.


RecycleMore had a booth and collaborated with The Watershed Project team members with fun activities for the children and families in attendance.


At the end of the Earth Day events, all of the partners were presented with certificates from District 1 Supervisor John Gioia and Richmond Mayor Eduardo Martinez for their Earth Day efforts.

Thank you to Kalu Dennis and team from the CHDC for organizing this great event!

See you next Earth Day!