Plumas County has many beautiful creeks and rivers, such as Silver Creek. Help keep them clean and participate in this Saturday's river cleanup. Photo submitted

Spanish Creek Clean-up this Saturday; volunteers needed

Submitted by Darla DeRuiter

Do you love rivers and creeks? Taking care of our watershed is important for healthy fisheries, water quality, and good swimming holes, among many other reasons. Pitch in this Saturday to clean up along Spanish Creek as part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup and do your part to keep our waterways clean.

Plumas Corp, Friends of Plumas Wilderness, and Plumas National Forest are co-hosting this year’s river cleanup. The goal is to get as many people participating as possible. Free lunch is provided thanks to Safeway, Subway, and Feather River Food Co-op.

“This is one way we can say ‘thank you’ to our Mother Earth,” said Teresa, Project Manager at Plumas Corp. “It feels good to contribute to the health and cleanliness of places where we live and play–and it’s even better when we do it together!”

The Spanish Creek clean-up begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 17, which is the Great Sierra River Clean-up day. Meet at Gansner Park. Teams will disburse to various locations that need attention.

Bring sun protection, water, and shoes that can get wet. Trash bags, gloves, and buckets will be provided, along with lunch at 11:30 after the cleanup!

Several PUSD and PCS classes will clean up additional reaches during the school week.

For more information, contact Bethany Rouse at Plumas Corp ([email protected]),  Darla DeRuiter at Friends of Plumas Wilderness ([email protected]) or Leslie Edlund at Plumas National Forest ([email protected])