Great Sierra River Cleanup: Clavey Cleanup & Campout
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!
Make a difference. Come out and join the feel-good-fun! The Tuolumne River Trust is hosting 3 cleanup sites as part of the 2012 Great Sierra River Cleanup. The first is at John Thurman Field and the second is at Legion Park on September 29th (feel free to bring your canoe!) The third cleanup site is at Clavey River for our first ever upper watershed cleanup and camp-out. Help clean up this pristine tributary to the Upper Tuolumne River and have fun camping with your friends and family! This special cleanup will occur on Saturday and Sunday morning with opportunities to explore and learn more about the beautiful Clavey River Saturday afternoon. Saturday night we will be celebrating your hard work with a dinner. Groups should be prepared to bring their own camping gear, food for breakfast and lunch, and should be comfortable with dispersed camping.
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 the listed contact to confirm time and date.
Check out the Great Sierra River Cleanup Video!
Dates For Participation: September 21, 2013