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2017 GSRC Results


Rich Sloan, RiverTree Volunteers
Photo by: Rich Sloan, RiverTree Volunteers

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, close to 3,000 volunteers joined together to remove over 33 tons of trash and recyclables from rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada as part of the 9th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. To see more photos taken at this year's Great Sierra River Cleanup, check out our  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!

GSRC 2017 Sand Harbor

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would like to thank all of our volunteers, our coordinators, our partners at California Coastal Commission, and our sponsor, Pacific Gas & Electric who made this year’s Cleanup such a huge success!

Here are the final results:

  • 2,735 volunteers
    Photo by: Kern River Conservancy
  • 33.33 tons of total waste removed
    - 56,922
    pounds of trash
    -   9,742
    pounds of recyclables
    • 224 river miles cleaned

    Results by Cleanup Site
    Preliminary Results Press Release

    For more information, please contact:
    Theresa Burgess (530) 823-4672 or
    Toll Free (877) 257-1212