Shasta Land Trust will be holding our 3rd annual local river cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 17, 2011. This year’s location will be Cascade Park, in south Redding, where over 50 volunteers are expected to converge on Olney Creek and the Sacramento River to haul away plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cigarette butts, discarded clothing items, and more from these important waterways.
The event is part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup, which will take place on rivers throughout the Sierra and Cascade region and is in turn part of the California-wide Coastal Cleanup Day. Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event in the state, and Shasta Land Trust is pleased to be a part of this effort to restore health to waterways and water bodies, from “source to sea.” This is a great event for people of all ages, and families are encouraged to attend together. Groups such as Scouts, church groups, and school clubs are also welcome and encouraged to attend.
All members of the public are invited to be a part of this local stewardship effort, and can get more information or sign up to volunteer by contacting Caitlin O’Hara at Shasta Land Trust at (530) 241-7886 or Caitlin@shastalandtrust.org.
What: 3rd Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup Event
When: Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Cascade Park, 2975 Girvan Rd., Redding, CA 96001
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