SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Have you walked or driven by a once-pristine spot in the forest, only to shake your head because it’s littered with trash? If so, you may want to contact the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD).
The CRCD is asking for the public’s help in identifying such areas, because they can distribtute funds to solve that problem.
“Right now, we have money to clean up trash sites on Forest Service land,” says Anne Melrose, Executive Director of the CRCD. “We just need to identify the sites where trash has accumulated.”
The project is funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
If you are aware of a dumping ground or place where refuse covers the landscape on the Sierra National Forest, contact Anne Melrose by phone at (559) 676-7636 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) is responsible for soil and water conservation work within its boundaries. The district governing board is appointed, and it is their job to plan and carry out long-range programs based on the conservation work needed in their area.
Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are local units of government organized by local residents under State law. The CRCD was established in 1968. Districts operate on the premise that local people know more about local problems than anyone else.
The CRCD Board of Directors includes Jay Seslowe, Marcia Freedman, Roger Tucker, Wade Wheeler and Aaron Kern.
Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at the North Fork Mill Site at 9 a.m.