On-Line Registration for the 14th Annual Yuba River Clean-Up begins tomorrow (Saturday August 20th) . The event is set for Saturday September 17th. Mirium LaMouve Volunteer Coordinator tells what you will find at the web site www.yubariver.org.
“There will be over 35 sites for volunteers to choose from and there will be the site list with all the directions to each site, the description of what you’re doing. We have three restoration projects and all of that will be online so they can see and choose where they want to volunteer and you can work with your children. That’s the best part. Little kids can go and help.”
Mirium says the Bridgeport project is great for the little kids and there are more challenging areas for those who want a little hiking with their cleanup efforts. Once you are signed up, Marium tells what you can look forward to on the day of the clean-up. Cleanup is from 9 to noon and the volunteers are honored with a huge family barbecue at Bridgeport from 12 to 3:30.
Each year the group finds some interesting things in our waterways.
“We have had cars in the river; usually down on the lower Yuba River we’ll have appliances in the River. We did have a hot tub three years ago in the Bear River. An entire Key Club got it out and Cal Trans hauled it away.”
Some 700 volunteers participate in the clean-up each year and over 400 stayed for the barbecue at Bridgeport last year.