Due to the Covid-19 virus, we are changing the Cleanup this year to follow CDC guidelines. There will be no traditional large gathering on the third Saturday in September. Instead, the Russian Riverkeeper Clean Team will be organizing smaller cleanups throughout the watershed during the month of September. 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: