The Great Sierra River Cleanup old
During the first two years of the Great Sierra River Cleanup more than 7,500 volunteers have joined together to remove over 270 tons of trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada. Hundreds of community groups have spread across 22 counties and 700 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 17th, 2011.
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! Visit the Cleanup Location page to find a cleanup near you and pre-register with your local coordinator. If you don’t see a cleanup near you and want to get one started, call Brittany Juergenson at (530) 823-4686 for assistance.
Read more about the 2010 Great Sierra River Cleanup on the SNC in the news page.
For more information please contact:
Brittany Juergenson (530) 823-4686