Celebrate Earth Day and Help the Mighty Klamath

Klamath River Clean Up Poster 2016 FinalPress release from the Yurok Tribe:

Come celebrate Earth Day with the Yurok Tribe Environmental Program (YTEP) and the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) on Saturday April 23rd from 9:00am to 2:00pm for the 15th Annual Klamath River Clean Up. Volunteers will come together as a community to remove litter and invasive plants from the banks of the beautiful Klamath River. In addition, volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in a native tree planting with support of Rural Human Services Natural Resource Department and Mill Creek Native Plant Nursery, and a community art project focused on watershed preservation.
The goal of the Klamath River Clean Up is to remove trash from the riverside in an effort to: reduce water contamination, improve aquatic habitat, enhance the beauty of the river, and bring the regional community together. A free t-shirt, raffle ticket, morning snacks, and locally caught salmon lunch will be provided at the Yurok Tribe Main Office. Volunteers should wear work clothes, sturdy shoes, and sun protection. Water and gloves will be provided. Volunteers will meet at the Yurok Tribe Main Office at 9:00am for registration: 190 Klamath Blvd. Klamath, CA 95548.
This legacy event, with historically over 200 participants, is also happening up river in Weitchpec. For up river (Weitchpec) information contact Richard Myers at (707) 572-0526 or email rmyers@yuroktribe.nsn.us. For down river (Klamath) information on the event contact Christine Cosby at (707) 482-1822 ext. 1008 or email at Christine.Cosby@ccc.ca.gov.
The mission of the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high-quality scientific practices. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in natural resources. WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.


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