Leave No Trace: Cleanup Party in Southern Humboldt This Saturday
This Saturday, the community is invited to dance, eat and be part of a team to clear the watershed of the Eel River before the winter rains wash the accumulated summer waste into our waterways.
The ERCP or Eel River Cleanup Program which started after a video was widely circulated showing piles of trash along the waterway is joining forces with the nationally recognized Leave No Trace program to bag the trash and get it to the dump before it gets swept into the river.
Chris Anderson, Southern Humboldt resident and moving force behind a continued cleanup of the Eel River watershed, urged the community to meet up with the group at the Garberville town square on Saturday at 10 a.m. “Our hopes are to cover as many river bar access roads to gather as much moop from close to the river as possible before the first big rains,” he said.
Not only will there be a cleanup but there will be music and food following the event. “[O]n the square we have JRiggs spinning old school roots reggae for us from 1-3, ” Anderson said. “We have refreshments, snacks, Leave No Trace principles…, and [a] chill community time.”
In addition, the group meets at the Square at 9 a.m. on Sunday for a cleanup of Garberville and Redway streets. If you want to join in, Anderson suggests you “bring gloves, brooms, square shovels, smiles, and the desire to join the movement for a cleaner, healthier Humboldt.”
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