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The Great Sierra River Cleanup

Celebrating 10 Years of the
Great Sierra River Cleanup

September 15, 2018

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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 to encourage good stewardship from the Sierra to the sea.

The Cleanup kicks off Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week, established in 2015 (ACR 22, Dahle) to highlight the importance of the Sierra Nevada Region to the entire state. More than 60% of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada and millions of visitors travel to the Sierra to hike, camp, and sightsee. Whether you think of Tahoe, Yosemite, Mammoth, or the Giant Sequoias — the Sierra connects us all.

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.

Kern River Conservancy
Kern River Conservancy

Get involved!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or if you would like to host a cleanup location visit the Coordinators Corner. Want to support the Cleanup become a sponsor.

For more information on how to get involved contact Theresa Burgess at 530.823.4672 or toll free at 877.257.1212.

Project Coordinator Contact

Theresa Burgess

Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn , CA 95603
(530) 823-4672 Direct Line
(877) 257-1212 Toll Free
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additional information

Coordinator's Corner
Results from previous years
Become a sponsor
Find a Cleanup near you - MAP

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