Great Sierra River Cleanup: South Fork Kings River
Photo © Friends of the South Fork Kings 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 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 the Sierra Nevada watershed and the life force we take for granted. It's about bringing together families, neighbors, visitors and friends in a gorgeous setting to accomplish something significant and worthwhile that sustains us and our environment. By volunteering, you will contribute to extricating the next 100+ tons of trash from our precious waterways in order to provide clean water to Californians and its visitors. I'll drink to that!
Please help clean up over 16 miles of river bank (from Boyden Cavern to Roads End where accessible) so that the river will be healthier and more visually pleasing. We select our cleanup dates to follow heavy use holiday weekends. Meet at the area just north (left when facing it) of the Cedar Grove Store, Cedar Grove/Kings Canyon, CA For more information please visit our web site at http://sfkingsriver.org or find us on Facebook!
It’s easy to get involved. Simply reference the contact information provided below, or visit http://www.sierranevada.ca.gov/our-work/rivercleanup/the-great-sierra-river-clean-location-map for more information.
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 to confirm date/time,
Check out the Great Sierra River Cleanup Video!http://www.youtube.com/user/SNConservancy#p/u/6/5X7Qq-O7gAU
Dates For Participation: September 21, 2013