Placer Land Trust had 62 volunteers participate in the 2nd Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup this past Saturday. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy coordinates this annual event. This year we pulled out 44 bags of trash and recyclable materials. In total, we cleaned up almost 4,000 pounds of trash!
Volunteers participated at two Placer Land Trust sites
The day was a huge success. This was only our second year participating in the event, and we doubled our sites, our number of volunteers, and more than doubled the pounds of trash we hauled out of Placer County’s waterways! We partnered with Star EcoStation and Dry Creek Conservancy this yea. We want to thank them all for their help to pull of the event.
Unusual items found this year…
The things people leave in our rivers and creeks can be astounding. This year we found a bottle of moonshine, underwear, a boogie board, a hub cap, an electrical cord swing, a pocket calendar from 1938-1943, and a $50 bill! One stellar volunteer even located an old broken down car off the beaten path. Looking for a day of heavy lifting in a beautiful and secluded setting?
Our Great Sierra River Cleanup Partners and Sponsors!
In the words of one volunteer, “This is the best volunteer lunch we’ve ever had!”
A special thanks to all of the local, Placer Grown farmers that generously donated fruits and produce to the lunch- Boorinakis Harper Ranch, Fiddyment Farms, Foothill Organic Growers, Twin Peaks Orchard. Local markets Newcastle Produce, Raley’s, and Nugget Market helped provide the rest of the lunch spread. Starbucks Coffee in Roseville and Auburn provided coffee and tea to start out your day. Finally, Recology Auburn-Placer and the City of Roseville picked up our trash for free!