Vol­un­teers Pre­pare For Satur­day Stanis­laus Cleanup

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Ja­cob My­ers Park in River­bank will be one of two lo­cal sites for a cleanup of the Stanis­laus River this week­end.

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. Crews of vol­un­teer work­ers will con­verge on the river to haul away cig­a­rette butts, bro­ken bot­tles, tires, and more.

“We are seek­ing vol­un­teers of all ages to come out to help and en­joy a fun and worth­while day on the river,” said Alexan­dria Mi­randa of the East Stanis­laus Re­source Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict.

She added that each year, com­mu­nity mem­bers join in on the im­por­tant task of tak­ing care of the lo­cal wa­ter­shed by clean­ing up and haul­ing away trash and de­bris.

Vol­un­teers can either pre-reg­is­ter or come a lit­tle early to com­plete the forms on the day of event. Sites in­clude Ja­cob My­ers Park in River­bank and at High­way 120/Cost Less Mar­ket in Oak­dale.

To pre-reg­is­ter for the event, con­tact Mi­randa at (209) 287-3661; email alexan­dria@east­stan­rcd.org; or visit east­stan­drcd.org.

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, Mi­randa said.

The Coastal Cleanup is the largest vol­un­teer ef­fort in the state. The lo­cal ef­fort is be­ing hosted in co­op­er­a­tion with East Stanis­laus Re­source Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, Cal­i­for­nia Coastal Com­mis­sion and Sierra Ne­vada Con­ser­vancy.


The Stanis­laus River at Ja­cob My­ers Park is a pop­u­lar sum­mer­time gath­er­ing place for fam­i­lies cool­ing off in the river; a vol­un­teer ef­fort is due on Satur­day, Sept. 16 to clean out trash and de­bris from the wa­ter­way.

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