2009 Great Sierra River Cleanup


2009 Jim Branham w/ CHP Copter


The First Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup
September 19, 2009


Press Release-Thousands volunteer Saturday for the first ever Great Sierra River Cleanup Event


On September 19, 2009 more than 3500 volunteers joined together to remove more than 133 tons of trash and recyclables from rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada as a part of the first annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would like to thank all of the volunteers and host organizations that made the premier year of the Great Sierra River Cleanup such a huge success!

2009 SLT Nielsen
Final Results:

36 different cleanup sites
3,566 volunteers
102 tons of trash removed
31 tons of recyclables removed
500 river-miles cleaned

Results by cleanup site





The Great Sierra River Cleanup in the News

Newspaper Articles:


California River Cleanup Amasses Trash – Sacramento Bee
Cleanup Crew – Redding Record Searchlight
Community Made a Day of Sprucing Up the Confluence – Auburn Journal
Great Sierra River Cleanup Deemed a Success – myMotherLode.com
Tire Catch of the Day in San Joaquin River Cleanup – Fresno Bee

Television News Stories:

KFSN Fresno
KGPE Fresno
KRCR Redding

Capital Public Radio Interview:

Great Sierra River Cleanup Interview on KXJZ Capital Public Radio


For more information please contact:
Theresa Burgess at (530) 823-4672 or Toll Free at (877) 257-1212
Or visit our Great Sierra River Cleanup page.