Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Foothill Conservancy: A Very Productive River Cleanup!

Twenty four volunteers joined forces to clean along the Electra Rd/Big Bar section of the Mokelumne River on Saturday, September 21.Approximately 330 pounds of trash and recyclables were removed along a 3.5 mile section of river, making our local recreation sites healthier for people, fish and wildlife.

This year’s most unusual find was a bag found in the river filled with pink finger nail polish, a fishing knife and a flashlight that is worn on the head. Some other finds were a vintage Coleman camp stove, an almost full gallon of motor oil and an unopened bottle of beer.

The event culminated with barbecue hot dogs and other goodies for everyone. Foothill Conservancy’s annual Mokelumne River Cleanups have been held for 28 years.

We would like to thank all of our participants for their efforts.

Thank you also to our Business Sponsors: ACES Waste Services, Martell Safeway, Mercer Caverns and Munnerlyn’s Ice Creamery.

Volunteers joined forces on September 21 to clean along the Electra Rd/Big Bar section of the Mokelumne River.

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