Twenty-Second Annual Great River Clean Up & Appreciation Event

  • Dunsmuir Parks & Recreation Office 4841 Dunsmuir Ave Dunsmuir, CA, 96025 United States

River lovers of all ages are invited to lend a hand at the 22nd Annual Great River Clean-Up on Saturday, October 4, from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers are asked to help clear the Upper Sacramento River of trash; for your efforts, you can win prizes, make an art project to take home, and enjoy healthy snacks at beautiful Tauhindauli Park.

The River Exchange is hosting this annual event to bring people of all ages together to care for the Upper Sacramento River. In addition to being an eye-sore, trash impedes water flow and can end up hurting river dwellers and other wildlife that depend on the river for sustenance.

Volunteers can register from 9AM-10:00AM on October 4th at the Dunsmuir Parks & Recreation Office Park entrance, located at 4841 Dunsmuir Avenue in North Dunsmuir.

Volunteers will be given river access maps, garbage bags and gloves to use. In return for their hard work, each volunteer will receive a door prize ticket and snack Tauhindauli Park at noon.

The “Golden Rock Contest” features names of the River Exchange’s most generous sponsors on rocks hidden along the river. Each person who finds a Golden Rock will receive a prize. Prizes will also be given for the Most Unusual pieces of garbage collected, as well as for the Biggest Ball of Fishing Line found.

This event is sponsored by the River Exchange, with support from “Businesses That Care,” local businesses that give to support the Clean-Up and the River Exchange’s ongoing stewardship and education projects. Donations of door prizes are still being sought for this year’s event. For more information about the Clean-Up or how to contribute, please contact Molly Hansen at (575) 776-4270 or at

The River Exchange is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated

to promoting healthy watersheds through community involvement

in stewardship, restoration, and education.