The Inaugural Statewide Conference on Illegal Dumping
After years in the making, the long anticipated Statewide Conference on Illegal Dumping was a huge hit! Nearly 800 people registered and virtually attended three days of learning new information from experts in the field. Most exciting was the opportunity to unveil the “Three E’s” strategy to end illegal dumping, piloted by Supervisor Nate Miley’s office. Through in-depth collaboration with community members, elected officials, and local businesses, the combination of Education, Eradication, and Enforcement has yielded real results as a best practice, and brought environmental justice to East Oakland. As a testament to this success, each day of the conference was devoted to a prong in the Three E’s strategy with expert speakers and panelists from across California to promote awareness and networking. Illegal dumping knows no bounds and causes suffering beyond visual blight – time to address this issue together and bring safety, health, and beauty back to our communities.