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7th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup

What: Great Sierra River Clean-up - Colfax Iowa Hill Bridge
When: September 19, 9:00 AM to Noon, Registration 8:00 AM
Where: Meet at 
Hills Flat Lumber, 1000 S. Canyon Way, Colfax

Lend a hand for the 7th annual Great Sierra River Cleanup (GSRC) on Saturday September 19.

We will focus our efforts at Mineral Bar and along the Penny Weight Trail. This outing will consist of walking along the river picking up and bagging trash and hauling bags back to the trailhead. We may also try cleaning up trash along the more difficult Stevens Trail if enough energetic volunteers join us. If you want to participate or would like more information, contact Ron Gould at 530-878-9232 or email him (rgould@northforktrails.com).

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in partnership with the California Coastal Cleanup Day and promotes good stewardship on all our waterways. Last year 5650 volunteers removed over 180,000 pounds of trash and recyclables throughout the Sierra Nevada.

Last year, NFARA helped organize the effort at the Colfax Iowa Hill Bridge area and 25 volunteers removed approximately 1,200 pounds of trash and cleaned graffiti off rocks. We were joined in this effort by State Parks, Upper American River Foundation, Canyon Keepers, Protect American River Canyons, and the Bureau of Land Management.


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.

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We want to share the canyon with others. Check the NFARA activity calendar. for hikes.

Updated 9/3/15


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