Restore the Yuba River Watershed September 17th

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Trash collected at the Parks Bar site on the Lower Yuba River, 2010. Photo by Frank Rinella

Join us September 17, 2011, for the 14th Annual Greater Yuba River Clean-Up and Restoration Day. Volunteer at over 35 clean-up sites and build camaraderie with your friends, family and neighbors as you walk through and by the river cleaning up trash, or helping to restore meadows and trails. After the morning clean-up, join us at Bridgeport Crossing, in the South Yuba River State Park for a free celebration honoring YOU and other volunteers with a free barbeque lunch, fun entertainment and new this year, the first annual Rock Skipping Competition open to all ages! Over 650 volunteers participated last year with over 1/3 of them ages 18 and under. In the past 13 years, over 120,000 pounds of trash and recycling have been removed from the watershed due to the diligence and hard work of over 5,500 volunteers. So mark your calendars and tell your friends and family about this wonderful family-friendly opportunity to rally round the Yuba River in September after a season of use by thousands of river lovers. Registration for your favorite sites begins August 15. This event is in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Great Sierra River Clean-Up, supported by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. For more information about the event, click here.

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