2012 Great Sierra River Cleanup Results

Thank you to all of our 2012 partners and volunteers!

ARC-Salmon Falls

September 15, 2012 – Fourth Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup a Success, as Thousands of Volunteers Pitch In

On September 15, 2012 more than 3,400 volunteers joined together to remove over 63,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada as part of the Fourth Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would like to thank all of the volunteers and partners that made this year’s Great Sierra River Cleanup such a huge success! Here are the final results:

  • 3,491 volunteers
  • 60,278 pounds of trash removed
  • 3,185 pounds of recyclables removed
  • 228 River miles cleaned

Results by cleanup site

2012 PARC Kids

Volunteers at Protect American River Canyons (PARC) cleanup in Auburn, CA.

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For more information please contact:
Theresa Burgess (530) 823-4672 or Toll Free at (877) 257-1212