Mokelumne River Cleanup Sept 21st

Sep 4, 2019 by

Mokelumne River Cleanup Sept 21st

Foothill Conservancy’s Mokelumne River Cleanup and BBQ scheduled for
Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Foothill Conservancy invites everyone to join in the 2019 Mokelumne
River Cleanup on Saturday, September 21, from 8:30 am until noon, then
stay to enjoy a hot dog lunch (vegetarian options available). The event
will focus on the Mokelumne Electra Run south of Jackson, the most
popular section of the river. The annual, family-friendly event gives
people an opportunity to protect the Mokelumne’s water quality and
clean up recreational sites while enjoying a beautiful morning along
California’s 15th state wild and scenic river.

“The Mokelumne River Cleanup volunteers remove trash and recyclables
from the river. Every year they share the satisfaction of making our
river enjoyable and safe for all, from the wildlife that live there to
the people who enjoy the river for fishing, swimming, picnicking and
paddling.” said Carolyn Schooley, cleanup coordinator. “We welcome
participation by groups as well as individuals.”

The Mokelumne River Cleanup is part of the annual Great Sierra River
Cleanup, which is sponsored by the state Sierra Nevada Conservancy and
held the same day as the California Coastal Cleanup. The Foothill
Conservancy has been conducting annual river cleanups since 1991.

All participants must register in advance by going online to (see event calendar) or by calling Carolyn
at 209-223-3508. Volunteers under 18 are welcome, but must have adult
supervision, and their liability releases must be signed by a parent or
legal guardian. Liability releases can be found on the Foothill
Conservancy website.

Volunteers should wear sturdy boots and long pants, and bring work
gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a filled water bottle.
Coffee, water and hot dog BBQ will be provided. No pets or alcoholic
beverages, please.

The East Bay Municipal Utility District will hold cleanups the same day,
at the Middle Bar area of the Mokelumne and around Camanche Reservoir.
Information on the EBMUD event is online at Information about other Great Sierra
River Cleanup locations is on the Sierra Nevada Conservancy website,

Foothill Conservancy of Jackson is the leading conservation organization
involved in protecting and restoring the upper Mokelumne River, and led
the successful effort to secure California Wild and Scenic River
designation for 37 miles of the river in 2018. The Conservancy continues
to pursue is river conservation, smart water planning and watershed
restoration efforts in our area.

For more information, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508 or

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