East Sacramento Preservation: Call to Action! Help the American River Clean Up On September 17th!

 

Great American River Clean Up – Saturday, September 17th 2011 (9am – 12noon)
The mission of the American River Parkway Foundation is to support the preservation, protection, enhancement, and appreciation of the American River Parkway by fostering environmental stewardship, facilitating volunteer opportunities, and funding and implementing Parkway projects and programs.As a part of this mission we conduct the annual Great American River Clean Up.  Participation in the Great American River Clean Up is a real contribution to the health of the Parkway and river. Removing trash and debris prevents pollutants from entering the watershed, harming the wildlife, or creating hazards for recreational users. Additionally, keeping the Parkway clean protects ocean life by preventing trash from being washed downstream during the winter rains.  We need your support for this very worthy event.

In 2010, 2028 volunteers removed over 15,000 pounds of debris in three short hours! This year is sure to be just as successful. Register Now to Take Part.  There are 20 sites available for clean up.
Click here for the clean up site locations.
Click here to register as a clean up volunteer.  Please select “Great American River Clean Up” and be sure to select your preferred location.

Administrative Details
1. The American River Parkway Foundation provides GARCU volunteers with bags, gloves, water, light snacks, and a volunteer t-shirt. Please wear appropriate clothing, sneakers and sun-block.
2. Please arrive on time as the site captain for your chosen site location will be giving a safety briefing before sending you out on the Parkway. The event begins at 9am and will end at 12pm.
3. This year we are also asking you to help us reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle filled with a beverage and gardening gloves. We offer bottled water for all of our volunteers but are hoping to reduce the number of bottles handed out.

NOTES:
1. When you arrive at your clean up site please follow the signs to the “River Cleanup” station where you will check in.
2. Volunteers under 18 must bring a completed parental/guardian consent form in order to participate.
3. Please wear long pants/shirts, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and a hat.
4. Click here to review the GARCU Safety Guidelines.  Please read then prior to volunteering.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact the ARPF office at (916) 486-2773, or send email to volunteer@arpf.org.

Dianna Poggetto, Executive Director ARPF

 

Information reproduced from the ARPF website.

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