Watershed Stewards Program Hosting 17th Annual Klamath River Cleanup This Saturday

This is a press release from the Yurok Tribe:

Klamath, CA– Dogwood blossoms are on display in Weitchpec and the black cottonwoods are leafing out on the coast, which means it’s time for the annual Klamath River Clean Up. The Yurok Tribe Environmental Program and the Watershed Stewards Program-sponsored event is on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 from 9:00am to 2:00 pm. The family-friendly cleanup is happening in both Weitchpec and Klamath and is open to everyone.

Volunteers will remove litter and nonnative plants from the banks of the beautiful river. Eradicating trash and invasive flora from the ecologically sensitive riparian zone will benefit anadromous fish, such as salmon and steelhead, as well as the many mammals that live in the Lower Klamath watershed. For their effort, all participants will receive a delicious, traditionally cooked salmon lunch with homemade sides and a drink. The Yurok Tribe Environmental Program will also dispense to all volunteers a commemorative t-shirt, morning snacks and water. Work gloves, tools, and water will also be provided to all participants.  Numerous raffle prizes will be given away at Yurok headquarters in Klamath.

     This legacy event has historically drawn more than 200 participants. Registration begins at 9:00am in Klamath and Weitchpec. The Yurok Tribe encourages all community members to come out for the 17th Annual Klamath River Clean Up. The Klamath office is located at 190 Klamath Blvd. Klamath, CA 95548 and the Weitchpec office is just above the confluence of the Klamath and Trinity Rivers on Highway 96.

     For Weitchpec information, contact Richard Myers at (707) 572-0526 or email rmyers@yuroktribe.nsn.us.  For Klamath information, contact Koiya Tuttle at (707)482-1822 ext. 1001 or email ktuttle@yuroktribe.nsn.us.

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