River lovers of all ages are invited to lend a hand at the 23rd Annual Great River Clean-Up on Saturday, September 19, from 9am to 1:30pm. Volunteers are asked to help clear the Upper Sacramento River of trash; for your efforts, you can win prizes and enjoy a lunch provided by The River Exchange.
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.
Registration will be in the upper parking lot of the Dunsmuir City Park by the baseball field from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Volunteers will be given river access maps, garbage bags and gloves to use. At 11:30 am, participants will regroup at Dunsmuir City Park for free pizza, awards, and fun activities. The event ends at 1:30 PM.
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. For more information about the Clean-Up or how to contribute, please contact Molly Hansen at (575) 776-4270 or at email@example.com.
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.