The Great Sierra River Cleanup set for Sept. 17

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is hosting the annual Great Sierra River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17, at dozens of locations throughout the Sierra Nevada — including Quincy and Westwood.

Volunteers will converge on watersheds across the region to haul away cigarette butts, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, party remains, pet waste, and more.

Hosted for many years by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the Alliance is proud to take the reigns for the first time at this regional event. We hope to attract hundreds of volunteers for a fun and worthwhile day at bodies of water across the Sierra and its foothills. With over 15 cleanup sites already registered, organizers would love for more volunteers to sign up to clean up and manage all the trash they’re finding in the watersheds.

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is part of the California-wide Coastal Cleanup Day. Jennifer Marshall, Development & Community Engagement Director says “The Sierra Nevada Alliance is very excited to host this important regional event this year, and to continue the statewide effort to reduce plastic pollution and litter in and around our Sierra waterways.”

Volunteers may visit our website,, to find a cleanup site. Contact the Alliance at 530-542-4546 or greats[email protected] for more information.