10 Steps to Becoming A Yuba River Cleanup Volunteer

The Yuba River Cleanup is back!  This year, we are using lessons learned in 2021 to build a stronger, more resilient cleanup that will impact even more of the Yuba River watershed.  SYRCL is hosting the 25th Annual Yuba River Cleanup from September 10 through the 17, 2022.  From Saturday to Saturday, volunteers will be helping to remove trash from trails and beaches by choosing from a Self-Guided Cleanup or joining us on Sept 17th for our official community-wide Yuba River Cleanup from 9-1pm.

Follow these 10 Steps to becoming a Cleanup Volunteer in 2022

STEP 1:  Visit yubarivercleanup.org

STEP 2:  Download and read your Yuba River Cleanup Guide.

STEP 3:  Review the site map of Cleanup locations and descriptions.

STEP 4:  Register to volunteer at for the Self-Guided Cleanup or Community-Wide Cleanup through our volunteer portal. You will receive a reminder email of your volunteer shift and location a few days before the Cleanup.  

STEP 5: Spread the word about the cleanup with friends, family, and neighbors. Share and personalize an image from our social media toolkit to help us magnify the impact of this year’s cleanup!

STEP 6:  Gather your Cleanup supplies, trash bags, gloves, sunscreen, water bottle, and face mask.  See a complete Cleanup checklist in the Cleanup Guide

STEP 7:  Volunteers can pick up extra Cleanup supplies at the SYRCL’s Yuba River Cleanup Drive-Thru before heading out to pick up trash. The Cleanup Drive-Thru will be located at the SYRCL office: 313 Railroad Ave. in Nevada City

STEP 8:  Pick up as much trash as you can carry, track what you are collecting with a Cleanup data card (located inside Yuba River Cleanup Guide), estimate or weigh your findings. Track any left trash still needing removed for the next volunteer shift.

STEP 9:  Dispose of garbage and recycling in your home bins or drop off at SYRCL office during drive-through hours.

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm 

STEP 10: Complete a trash tally report and submit your entry for the Trash or Treasure Contest. Report additional trash needing removal to SYRCL along with any other outstanding notes about your site.  

So what are you waiting for? Start your registration today
by determining which site is best for you and your family. 

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