Meetings | Hikes | Trailbuilding / Cleanup
We meet monthly on the third Tuesday of each month, and alternate business meetings with program meetings. Our meeting information is on the NFARA activity calendar.
We want to share the canyon with others. Check the NFARA activity calendar. for hikes.
September 21: Great Sierra River Cleanup - North Fork American River
Saturday September 21 is the fifth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup (GSRC). This event, coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in partnership with the California Coastal Cleanup Day, serves to promote good stewardship on all our waterways. The North Fork American River Alliance will once again support this effort with a clean-up of trash-sites in Green Valley along the Wild and Scenic North Fork American River.
The plan for this year is to continue our efforts started in 2012. We will meet at 8:30 AM at the Green Valley trailhead parking area on Moody Ridge. The clean-up will require a three mile hike down to the river and then the strenuous hike back out on a steep trail. We should be back to the trailhead by 4:00 PM. We will consolidate the trash piles and put them in areas accessible to a helicopter.
In 2012, NFARA volunteers cleaned up the old hotel site in Green Valley. Trash along the river that couldn't be hauled out immediately was moved and piled above the flood line to be taken out later. There is so much trash and junk in Green Valley that it will require a helicopter (or two) to haul it all out. NFARA is working with the Bureau of Land Management and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy as well as Protect American River Canyons in organizing helicopter support. Unfortunately, due to logistical issues and the high threat of fire this year, helicopter support may have to wait until next year.
For more information or to volunteer contact Ron Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org
(preferred) or call (530) 878-9232.