The Butt Stops Here is an ongoing cigarette butt watershed pollution reduction and education program that was initiated in 2010 by The Valley Women’s Club of San Lorenzo Valley’s Environmental Committee for the SLV. The program is intended to improve the health of the watershed by reducing the amount of cigarette butt litter entering it from streets that feed to storm drains that discharge to streams, creeks and the river, and ultimately to the ocean. Read more>>
When dropped on the pavement:
Butt Receptacles are installed at these locations:
Boulder Creek Brewery & Cafe
Jenna Su’s Café
Brookdale Post Office
Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
SLV Redemption/Recycling Center
Two large grates near Junction Park in Boulder Creek are the first two of many that will be painted over storm drains to remind everyone that what is on the ground gets washed into the drains and then flows into the River and its tributaries, thus polluting them and threatening wildlife.
The VWC’s Environmental Committee for the SLV (represented by Mark and Quinn Becker) joined forces with the Boulder Creek 4-H Club (under the direction of Jennifer Hennig with 4-H’ers Dahlela Hennig, Quinn Becker, Rebekah Bowman, and Kassidy Gambelin) to paint colorful representation of riparian creatures – a crawdad and a turtle — over the grates. Plans for a fish on a downtown BC grate are in the works.
Painting supplies were funded by the SLV Water District Grant.