Great Sierra River Cleanup: Carson River
The Great Sierra River Cleanup is an annual volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada region. This statewide effort—coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, in conjunction with the California Coastal Cleanup Day—serves to promote good stewardship on all of our waterways, from the source at 14,000 ft., to the sea, the Pacific Ocean.
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.
This annual event is more than just picking up trash. It’s a day for local communities—and the visitors who love the Sierra — to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers. It’s an opportunity to learn about the importance of Sierra Nevada watersheds and the benefits they provide. It's about bringing together families, neighbors, visitors and friends in a gorgeous setting to accomplish something significant and worthwhile on behalf of our environment. By volunteering, you will contribute to extricating the next 100+ tons of trash from our precious waterways that provide clean water to visitors and Californians alike. I'll drink to that!
Make a difference. Come out and join the feel-good-fun! The Alpine Watershed Group is hosting a cleanup site on the Carson River as part of the annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. This community event will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. Volunteers should meet at the Markleeville Library Park located at 270 Laramie Street in Markleeville, California.
It’s easy to get involved. Simply contact the organization using the information provided below, or visit http://www.sierranevada.ca.gov/our-work/rivercleanup/2013gsrc/locationmap.
On the day of the cleanup, make sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, your friends and family, gloves (may be provided), water (may be provided) and a plastic bucket (optional).
Call the listed contact to confirm time and date.
Please join us for a day of watershed restoration, preservation, and education. An Ice Cream Social will end the day's event. This event is free and all ages welcome.
Check out the Great Sierra River Cleanup Video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkcS9r-8RLI
Dates For Participation: September 21, 2013