Calling All Volunteers: Help Keep our Eastern Sierra Waterways Clean

GSRC LogoTired of trash on our waterways? Want to make a difference?

Then we need your help: volunteer for the 8th annual Great Sierra River Cleanup from 9-11 am on Saturday, Sep. 10th!

To sign up, please contact ESLT Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member Catherine Tao at catherine@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554 today.

Did you know that over 60% of California’s water supply comes from the Sierra Nevada? Watersheds throughout our region provide an integral component of our daily lives, whether it’s the water we drink, the food we eat, or the lakes and rivers we swim in. That’s why it is critically important to keep these watersheds clean and healthy – for our own well-being, and for the well-being of future generations.

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is a coordinated, statewide effort to improve rivers and streams throughout the region. During its first seven years, almost 29,000 volunteers have joined together to remove over 800 tons of trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada. Hundreds of community groups have spread across 22 counties and over 2,500 river miles to pull appliances, cigarette butts, beverage cans, baby diapers, tires, furniture, and more from the rivers and streams that provide more than 60% of California’s developed water supply. This effort, in partnership with California Coastal Cleanup Day, serves to promote good stewardship on all of our waterways, from the Sierra to the sea.

Here in the Eastern Sierra, we’ll be gathering on September 10th from 9-11 am to pick up trash along the Wild Trout section of the Owens River. We’ll meet at the Pleasant Valley Campground (off Chalk Bluff Road – Click Here for directions) and will get started promptly at 9 am. Volunteers should wear appropriate attire for working outdoors, including long sleeves, hat, and gloves. For more information and to RSVP, please contact catherine@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554.

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