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Sign up to clean local rivers Sept. 15

By From page A16 | August 10, 2012

The El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide resource conservation districts, American River Conservancy, California Conservation Corps, and Sierra Nevada Conservancy are asking for volunteers to help them in the fourth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup Sept. 15 along the South Fork of the American River and also several forks of the Cosumnes River.

This is an all-ages event and the groups are encouraging school, church, and other community groups to join them. Bring reusable water bottles, gloves, and appropriate clothing and footwear for the event. After the cleanup there will be a volunteer appreciation barbecue in Coloma from noon to 1 p.m. Sept 15.

This is event is a part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup, which takes place around rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada in conjunction with California’s Coastal Cleanup Day. Together, these events make up the largest volunteer event in the state. In 2011 El Dorado County had more than 100 volunteers in the local even.

Volunteers must pre-register to participate. Online registration forms can be found at eldoradorcd.org and arconservancy.org.

Additional information about the Great Sierra River Cleanup can be found at sierranevada.ca.gov/rivercleanup. Contact Laura Hayes at 530-295-5636, [email protected], or Manny DeAquino at 530- 621-1224, [email protected] for more information and site locations.

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