You are here: Home Our Work Great Sierra River Cleanup 2018 GSRC 2018 GSRC Results

2018 GSRC Results


Janet Voris, Bonnie Gore, and Jim Branham

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 over 1,000 volunteers joined together to remove nearly 9 tons of trash and recyclables from rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada, celebrating the 10th 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!

Photo Credit: Catherin Cecchi

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

Here are the preliminary results:

  • 1,042 volunteers
    Young Volunteer (Cambria Burgess) assisted in the 10th Annual GSRC.
    Volunteer (Cambria Burgess) a young steward in training.
  • 8.93 tons of total waste removed
    17,189 pounds of trash
    -   684
    pounds of recyclables
    • 72 river miles cleaned
    • 49 sites/locations

    Results by Cleanup Site
    Preliminary Results Press Release

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