Still time to sign up for Mokelumne River Cleanup September 25

Ok this is on the same day as our Open House but such a great cause that I have to share!

Sent by Brandy Astwoodwww.MotherlodeHolistic.com

See attached, updated media release for Saturday’s Mokelumne River Cleanup,with text inserted below. Thanks.

There’s still time to sign up for the 2010 MokelumneRiver Cleanup

Love the Mokelumne River and want to keep it in good shape for people and wildlife? There’s still time to sign up for the 2010 Mokelumne River Cleanup, which will be held on Saturday, September 25 at five sites from Pioneer to Lodi. The cleanup is part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup and California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Volunteers should register as follows:

  • For the Electra and Highway 26 sites, sign up online at sdiers or 209-772-8260.
  • For the Mokelumne Day Use Area below Camanche downstream to Lodi, contact EBMUD’s James Jones at jjones or 209-365-1097.
  • For the Camanche Reservoir site, contact Camanche Recreation Company at 866-763-5121.

This year’s Mokelumne River Cleanup sponsors are the Foothill Conservancy, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail Council, Mokelumne River Outfitters and Camanche Recreation Company. Business sponsors include ACES Waste Services, California Waste Recovery Systems, New York Fitness, Martell Safeway, Pine Grove Market and Munnerlyn’s Ice Creamery. The Great Sierra River Cleanup is sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy boots and bring along work gloves, a hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, a water bottle and a bag lunch unless they plan to participate in a post-cleanup barbecue for volunteers at Camanche South Shore. Water and snacks will be provided. Flotation devices are recommended for those working close to the river’s edge. Properly equipped paddlers are welcome to help from the river at Electra, Middle Bar and Highway 26, and possibly other sites (ask when you register). No pets or alcoholic beverages, please.

River cleaners under 18 are welcome if accompanied by responsible adults. Minors must have their liability releases signed by a parent or legal guardian. Copies of the release for Electra and Highway 26 can be downloaded from the Foothill Conservancy website or obtained from the Conservancy office. Groups are welcome to participate—please call in advance for information.

Foothill Conservancy also urges everyone to sign on to support National Wild and Scenic River designation for the Mokelumne. It’s the only way to ensure we have a river in our future.

For more information, contact Randy Berg at 209-295-4900, e-mail randy@foothillconservancy,org or visit www.foothillconservancy.org. End

2nd river cleanup media rlse 10.pdf

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