Yuba River Cleanup for Schools

SYRCL_Cleanup2016_poster11x17_final FOR WEBGive your school group or classroom an opportunity to show their Yuba love!  Participate in SYRCL’s 19th annual Yuba River Cleanup.  Every September hundreds of volunteers work on restoration and cleanup sites to maintain the Yuba’s beauty.  There’s also a great fundraising opportunity for schools through the Clean-a-thon!

Teach your students about activism and the impact of litter on an ecosystem while giving them a hands-on opportunity to protect our watershed. 

In 2015 an historic number of volunteers participated in the 18th Annual Yuba River Cleanup, when 761 volunteers enthusiastically removed approximately 13,282 pounds of trash and 1,591 pounds of recyclables from 86.35 miles of river, creek and lake shoreline.   Volunteers showed up en masse at 26 cleanup and 4 restoration sites within the Yuba and Bear River watersheds.  Families, school groups, and business teams all joined together to get their hands dirty for the health of our waterways.  Interesting items found included a refrigerator, TV, washer and dryer.  In the words of a volunteer, “basically a whole house!”

The 2016 Cleanup is set for Saturday, September 17th from 9 am to 4 pm.  The volunteer party is centrally located at Pioneer Park.  There are several ways to get involved in this year’s cleanup.  Choose the option that works best for your group!  This is a popular event with hundreds of participants.  Sites fill up fast.  Contact Heather Kallevig, SYRCL’s River Education Coordinator today to secure your spot!

Cleanup Collage 1Option 1: Sign your class/group up for a cleanup site or restoration site TODAY to participate on the day of the cleanup – Saturday, September 17th.

Option 2: Sign your class/group up for a restoration or cleanup site during the week before or after  the cleanup.  This is a great field trip opportunity.

Option 3: Participate in the Clean-a-thon.  This is an online fundraiser where your group creates an online fundraising page to encourage family and friends to support your effort.  Half of the funds raised by your class/group go to keeping the Yuba clean, healthy and safe, and the other 50% goes to your group.  This can be used however you like including funds to go toward Salmon Tours – if you’re participating in one this year.

For more information or to get involved, contact SYRCL’s River Education Coordinator, Heather Kallevig at: (530) 265-5961 ext. 218 or heather@syrcl.org.