River Clean Up Aims To Bring Sparkle Back

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The East Stanis­laus Re­source Con­ser­va­tion District will host the ninth an­nual Stanis­laus River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Satur­day, Sept. 16 as part of the statewide Great Sierra River Clean Up. Vol­un­teers will con­verge on the river to haul away cig­a­rette butts, bro­ken bot­tles, tires, and more.

“Each year, our com­mu­nity mem­bers join in on the im­por­tant task of tak­ing care of our most pre­cious re­source – our wa­ter­shed,” said Alexan­dria Mi­randa of the East Stanis­laus Re­source Con­ser­va­tion Dis-

trict. “We are seek­ing vol­un­teers of all ages to come out to help and en­joy a fun and worth­while day on the river.”

Vol­un­teers can ei­ther pre-reg­is­ter or come a lit­tle early to com­plete the forms on the day of event. With the high river lev­els this year, it is an­tic­i­pated that a great amount of trash can be re­moved with help from the com­mu­nity. Vol­un­teers can par­tic­i­pate at one of two cleanup sites in Oak­dale and River­bank. To pre-reg­is­ter for any of the sites, vol­un­teers can con­tact Alexan­dria Mi­randa at (209) 2873661.

The event is part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup tak­ing place on rivers through­out the Sierra re­gion, which in turn is part of the Cal­i­for­nia-wide Coastal Cleanup Day.

“It’s the largest volun- teer ef­fort in the state,” added Mi­randa, “and we’re thrilled to have the Stanis­laus River on the list of wa­ter­ways be­ing cleaned up. This is an event for the whole fam­ily. We’re en­cour­ag­ing schools, churches and other groups to come and join us.”

Con­tact Mi­randa at 209287-3661 or Alexan­dria@ east­stan­rcd.org for more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing cleanup lo­ca­tions and reg­is­tra­tion.

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