San Lorenzo Valley San Lorenzo Valley streets and waterways will be cleaner and safer thanks to four cigarette butt disposal containers installed by The Valley Women’s Club of the San Lorenzo Valley. Purchased with the assistance of a watershed education grant from the San Lorenzo Valley Water District and contributions from John Schumacher at Hallcrest Vineyards and other community sponsors, the receptacles are located at Boulder Creek Brewery & Cafe, Junction Park, Henfling’s Tavern and Don Quixote’s International Music Hall. Easy to spot, each bright red container bears the Butt Stops Here logo, created by Bonny Doon artist Stephanie Sellers Sakasai.
Along with purchasing receptacles and finding partner businesses to host them, “The Butt Stops Here” campaign includes educational posters and mailers, and a website www.thebuttstopshere.org. Funds, labor and locations for receptacles have been donated by local businesses and area residents.
Contributions in support of the campaign can be sent with your name, address, phone and email address, to The Butt Stops Here c/o The Valley Women’s Club, PO Box 574 Ben Lomond, CA 95005. Contributions to The Valley Women’s Club are tax deductible. The Valley Women’s Club is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization, Federal ID # 94-2900221.
For more information about becoming a sponsoring partner, contact Mark Becker at (831) 338-0258, or visit www.thebuttstopshere.org. Additional information about The Valley Women’s Club can be found at www.valleywomensclub.com.
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The group pictured here is the Boulder Creek 4H project group, Living Upstream in the Valley (LUV). They are doing a watershed restoration project at the junction park which entails pollution management and promoting ecological succession of native plants. The butt receptacle is in effort to stop one of the most common litter, cigarette butts, from polluting our river.