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Great Sierra River Cleanup This Saturday

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is coming to the foothills for the fourth year and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to join in on the fun while cleaning up our rivers. Food, drinks, prizes, tools, and equipment will be provided depending on the location. Join in and put a team together.

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and is part of the Coastal Cleanup Day organized by the California Coastal Commission and cooperating organizations throughout the state.For 27 years, California Coastal Cleanup Day has been the state’s premier, and at times singular, effort to involve the public in the stewardship of out coast, ocean, and rivers. Through the growth of the Cleanup, we have helped raise awareness and convinced many across the state and around the world to join the fight. Now for the second year we have joined in on the expansion of this effort know as the Great Sierra River Cleanup.

The rivers of the Sierra Nevada region provide almost 65% of the state’s developed water needs on their way down to the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately our waterways have historically been a dumping ground for waste.

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, working with The Coastal Commission is dedicated to providing your volunteers and groups with resources to work on these issues with your community. Together, we can help raise awareness about issues of watershed conservation, fighting litter, encouraging reduction of consumption and recycling, and promoting community pride.

The local Cleanup areas are:

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 a.m. to noon

Oakhurst River Parkway

Contact: Jeannie Habben – 559-642-3263

info@cfwatershed.org

Saturday, Sept. 15

9 a.m. to noon

Indian Lakes Park & Lakes

Meet at Indian Lakes Park (Seminole Avenue), Coarsegold

Contact: Jan Fjellbo – 559-642-4511

Saturday, Sept. 15

9 a.m. to noon

Upper Merced River (Mariposa) – various locations

Upper Merced Watershed Group

209-966-2221 watershed@sierratel.com

or Sierra Foothill Conservancy – 209-742-5556

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