Trinity River Management Unit Hosting Trinity River Clean-Up Day This Saturday

This is a press release from the U.S. Forest Service:

United States Forest Service USFSRedding, Calif. – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the Trinity River Management Unit of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest proudly announces the 2018 Trinity River Clean-up taking place Saturday September 22. Clean-up activities include floating the river in rafts, canoes, and kayaks and walking along the highway, beaches, and river bars to pick up trash and debris in areas spanning from Evans Bar to Cedar Flat.

Volunteers are asked to sign up ahead of time at www.tinyurl.com/trinityrivercleanup or visit the Weaverville Ranger Station to complete the form in person. Volunteers will meet at the Pigeon Point Campground located on State Highway 299 approximately 19 miles west of Weaverville at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22.  A free barbeque lunch will be provided to participants at the Pigeon Point Campground at 3:00 p.m. after the clean-up.

Event coordinator and Fisheries Technician Amelia Fleitz says, “We plan to make the day a fun and rewarding experience for everyone. Safety instruction and equipment will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own raft, boat, and lifejacket. You can select a level of activity to suit your individual needs and preferences. There will be walking on rocky, uneven surfaces, and some lifting of heavy objects may be involved, so please notify me if you have any limitations.”

For more information, please contact the Weaverville Ranger Station at (530) 623-2121 or Amelia Fleitz at (530) 623-1772 or afleitz@fs.fed.us.  This event is sponsored by: Trinity River Restoration Program, Caltrans District 2, and Trinity County Resource Conservation District.

For a .pdf version of this press release, click here.

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