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Great Sierra River Cleanup for the Owens River

Saturday, Sept. 11th 8:30am-11am

Safety first! Please bring and wear a mask to this event.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the California Coastal Cleanup initiative are hosting a Great Sierra River Cleanup in Bishop to clean up the Owens River after a summer of river activities.

The cleanup is the state’s largest annual volunteer event, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers to the state’s beaches, inland shorelines, and rivers to remove the debris that has accumulated over the course of the year. Last year the statewide cleanup brought over 74,000 volunteers out and removed over 900,000 pounds of debris!

Show some love and respect to the places you cherish and join us on Saturday, September 11, from 8:30am-11am.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is following CDC and local public health department COVID-19 safety protocols in efforts to keep ourselves and our community safe while working to protect the health of our environment is still a priority. Therefore, during this all-outdoor cleanup, we are asking that volunteers wear masks and be mindful of distance.

We will be working to remove trash along the Owens River stretch near the Artesian Springs and Buckley Ponds. Volunteers will meet at dirt parking spots near the bridge over the Owens along East Line Street; 37°21’42.4″N 118°20’21.8″W

Data collection is key to this cleanup, as the California Coastal Commission will use this data for conservation efforts and studies.

We hope that you are able to join us in making a dent in the litter along the river and cleaning up our beloved waterways for humans and wildlife alike!

For more information and to register for this event, contact Gabrielle at .

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Please check back soon for new opportunities to get out, explore, and get involved in our conservation efforts here in the Eastern Sierra.