We are very excited to be back this Fall with you, our favorite river stewardship volunteers! Save the Date of the morning of Saturday, September 18, 2021. We will have several locations available for you to sign up and clean up. Due to the drought conditions and very low flow in the Russian River, it will not be possible to have canoe routes this year.
We also encourage individuals and family groups to perform their own cleanup at their favorite river spot, and post results on the Russian River Watershed Cleanup Facebook page. Use #russianriverkeepercleanteam to help us gather important data on what we are removing from our watershed. It is so important to remove this trash before it gets washed out to sea in the coming rainy season. Thank you for your help! For more information, visit the Russian Riverkeeper website.
A recap of last year’s cleanup: At the 2019 Russian River Watershed Cleanup we had a total of 452 volunteers that collectively removed 31,899 lbs of garbage from the Russian River watershed! That is not including the weight of e-waste and CRV materials that were separated out. This averages over 70 lbs of trash removed per person! In addition, volunteers also removed and properly disposed of 199 tires! Here are some specific weights by category: Propane cylinders: 379 lbs. Metals: 1,460 lbs. Tires: 3,500 lbs.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS AND OUR AMAZING SPONSORS! PHOTOS BELOW.
Our 2019 Sponsors: