River lovers of all ages are invited to lend a hand at the 24th Annual River Clean-up and Appreciation on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 AM to 1:30 PM.  Volunteers will help clear trash from the banks of the Upper Sacramento River and bordering areas.  In 2015, Clean-Up volunteers collected more than 450 pounds of trash.  In addition to being an eye-sore that damages our image with visitors, trash can hurt wild things both in and out of the water.

Volunteers can register from 9 AM to 10 AM on Sept. 24 at the parking lot next to the Dunsmuir baseball field, near the Dunsmuir Parks and Recreation office at 4841 Dunsmuir Ave. in North Dunsmuir. Children should be accompanied by a supervising adult.  Volunteers will be given location assignments and maps, trash bags, and gloves.  At 11:30, participants will regroup at Dunsmuir City Park for free pizza, awards, and fun activities. The event ends at 1:30 PM.  

The River Exchange sponsors this annual event with support from “Businesses That Care,” local businesses that give to support the Clean-Up and the ongoing stewardship and education projects of The River Exchange.  Donations are still being sought for this year’s event.  For more information about the Clean-Up or how to contribute, please contact Michelle Andras at riverexchange50@gmail.com, or call 235-2012.   

The River Exchange is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting healthy watersheds through community involvement in stewardship, restoration, and education. 

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