Did you know that over 60% of California’s water supply comes from the Sierra Nevada? Watersheds throughout our region provide an integral component of our daily lives, whether it’s the water we drink, the food we eat, or the lakes and rivers we swim in. That’s why it is critically important to keep these watersheds clean and healthy – for our own well-being, and for the well-being of future generations.
Now in its 7th year, the Great Sierra River Cleanup works in partnership with the California Coastal Cleanup Day to promote good stewardship on all of our waterways from the Sierra to the sea. In its first six years, over 24,000 volunteers joined together to remove more than 700 tons of trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada.
The Great Sierra River Cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for Sierra communities – and those from all over California – to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers. It’s an opportunity to learn about California’s water source, and it’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our great Sierra rivers.
We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, September 19th in Bishop for this fun annual community event. Volunteers must register in advance to participate, so Click Here to sign up for the Great Sierra River Cleanup!
We’ll be meeting at the car park under the right side of the bridge off East Line St. and Poleta Rd. at 9am. Wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen, and bring work gloves and a water bottle. We hope to see you then!