By Matthew Adkins
Mother Earth sighed with relief Saturday as volunteers donated time picking up trash in Vallejo and surrounding areas.
Local efforts focused primarily at Blue Rock Springs Creek, South Vallejo and nearby state parks.
Hogan Middle School also held a cleanup operation, as did a team of volunteers at the Napa River Bay Trail in American Canyon.
Mayor hopeful Landis Graden was joined with a team of people who took part in the cleanup efforts in the southern part of Vallejo Saturday.
“The cleanup was inspiring,” Graden said. “It was very nice. We had a great turnout of all age groups and races. People from all parts of town came to help. Everyone was very enthusiastic.