River Exchange hosts Upper Sacramento River clean-up

Upper Sacramento Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Dunsmuir City Park, Dunsmuir, CA

Gather your friends and neighbors and join us for the 20th Annual Great River Clean-Up. We’ll meet at the Dunsmuir City Park at 9:00 a.m., then head out to the banks of the Upper Sac and its tributaries to pick up trash. Free lunch will be provided by the River Exchange to volunteers after the clean-up at the Dunsmuir City Park.

River lovers of all ages are invited to lend a hand at the 20th Annual Great River Clean-Up on Saturday, September 15th, from 9am to 3pm. Volunteers are asked to help clear the Upper Sacramento River of garbage; for your efforts, you can win prizes, make an art project to take home, learn about bugs of the river and enjoy a complimentary lunch at beautiful Dunsmuir City Park.

Volunteers can register from 9am-10:00am on September 15th at the Dunsmuir City Park entrance, located on North Dunsmuir Avenue between the Dunsmuir City Pool and the baseball diamond. Volunteers will be given river access maps, garbage bags and gloves to use. In return for their hard work, each river volunteer will receive a door prize ticket and a complimentary lunch at Dunsmuir City Park at noon.

The “Golden Rock Contest” features rocks with the names of the event’s most generous sponsors hidden along the river. Each person that finds a Golden Rock will receive a prize. Prizes will also be given for the Most Humorous, Most Reusable, and the Most Unusual pieces of garbage collected, as well as for the Biggest Ball of Fishing Line found.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Great River Clean-Up, the day is being expanded to include more activities for kids and adults. New activities for this year include art stations provided by the Siskiyou Arts Council. You’ll be able to take home a fish print, make a recycled art project or get your face painted. There will also be an insect viewing station, a fishing game for younger kids and an animal tracks station. While the kids are busy, adults can listen to a “Birds of South Siskiyou County” talk or take part in a Fly Fishing Question and Answer Forum with local fly fishers.

This event is sponsored by “Businesses That Care,” local businesses and individuals that give to support the Clean-Up and the River Exchange’s ongoing stewardship and education projects. Donations of prizes and sponsorships are still being sought for this year’s event. For more information about the Clean-Up or how to contribute, please contact the River Exchange at (530) 235-2012 or at mail@riverexchange.org.

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