The Great Sierra River Cleanup
Save the date - September 21, 2013
During the first four years of the Great Sierra River Cleanup more than 14,700 volunteers have joined together to remove over 550 tons of trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada. Hundreds of community groups have spread across 22 counties and 1,280 river miles to pull appliances, cigarette butts, beverage cans, baby diapers, tires, furniture, and more from the rivers and streams that supply the State of California with 65 percent of its water. This effort, in partnership with the California Coastal Cleanup Day, serves to promote good stewardship on all of our waterways, from the source to the sea.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of the Great Sierra River Cleanup!
What is the Great Sierra River Cleanup?
The Great Sierra River Cleanup is the premier volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of waterways throughout the Sierra Nevada Region. This cleanup is an annual event coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and held in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day.
When will it take place?
The Great Sierra River Cleanup and California Coastal Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Why is it important?
The Great Sierra River Cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for Sierra communities – and those from all over California – to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers. It’s an opportunity to learn about California’s water source and it’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our great Sierra rivers.
How can you participate?
Participating in the Great Sierra River Cleanup is easy! Check here in late July to find a cleanup near you and pre-register with your local coordinator.
Read more about the Great Sierra River Cleanup on the SNC in the news page.
For more information please contact:
Marji Feliz (530) 823-4679