NICK PRETE, 17, from Ponderosa High School, gets down and dirty in Hangtown Creek in Placerville on Sept. 15 as part of the fourth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup project. He joined a group of about 50 El Dorado and Ponderosa High School students who spent the morning cleaning trash around the creek area. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins


Thousands volunteer for Great Sierra River Cleanup

By From page A7 | September 19, 2012

About 2,800 volunteers collected approximately 90,000 pounds of trash, appliances, car parts and other debris during the fourth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup on Sept. 15. The event was sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) in partnership with 47 community organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada. A full listing can be found on the SNC Website at

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