Unusual trash, correct tarping to be shown Thursday

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Caltrans District 4 will have peculiar and unusual trash item on display Thursday during its “Protect Every Drop” education campaign, and officials will demonstrate how to tarp hauled materials so they don’t escape.

The District wants to impress upon residents how items can impact local waterways, and will have some of the “most ugly, bizarre and dangerous items pulled from local highways and waterways,” said Naseem Sells in an announcement of the event.

The tarping demonstration is part of a Caltrans education program designed to keep items in a vehicle, rather than tumbling across the road.

The agency timed this event in anticipation of Memorial Day Weekend, when vacationers will be loading their vehicles and car rooftops for fun recreation, the statement said. Many of the items that come loose end up polluting waterways and watersheds, as does trash.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Waterbird Regional Preserve on Waterfront Road.

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