16th Annual Klamath River Clean Up on Saturday

Press release:

Cutline – Yurok Tribal member Gary Markussen collects debris at a recent Klamath River Clean UP.

Yurok Tribal member Gary Markussen collects debris at a recent Klamath River Clean UP.

The Yurok Tribe Environmental Program (YTEP) and the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) are putting on the 16th Annual Klamath River Clean Up on Saturday April 15th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The community-centered event is happening in both Klamath and Weitchpec. All are invited to attend.

Volunteers at both locations will remove litter and invasive plants from the banks of the beautiful Klamath River. After a few hours of work all participants will be treated to a traditionally cooked salmon lunch and more. 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 be prepared for rain or sunshine. Water and gloves will be provided. Volunteers at the Klamath Site will meet at the Yurok Tribe Main Office at 8:30am for early registration: 190 Klamath Blvd. Klamath, CA 95548. Volunteers at the Weitchpec site will meet at the Yurok Tribe’s Weitchpec office at the same time. The address for the Libby Haripop Nix Community Center is 2301 Hwy 96, Weitchpec.

For up river (Weitchpec) information, contact Richard Myers at (707) 572-0526 or email rmyers@yuroktribe.nsn.us. For down river (Klamath) information, contact Koiya Tuttle at (707) 954-1865 or email at ktuttle@yuroktribe.nsn.us

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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