Help needed: Russian River cleanup Sept. 24
Published: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.
Windsor Councilwoman Debora Fudge, who's participated in the annual clean-up of the Russian River for more than two decades, said there's a sense of fulfillment that comes with the volunteer effort.
“You really have a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day when you've helped remove so much trash from the river,” she said in encouraging people to sign up for the Sept. 24 clean-up day.
The Russian River Watershed Cleanup Committee, a project of the Sonoma County Conservation Council, has sponsored the big river clean-up effort each September for 24 years.
Hundreds of volunteers and more than a dozen agencies and businesses donate time and materials.
“We need 350 volunteers to go out and clean the river and people can either be on a canoe route, or they can clean the beach,” Fudge said.
The clean-up takes place on 60 miles of river, she said, from Asti to Monte Rio.
“We give away snacks and water in the morning, really cool organic t-shirts and metal water bottles,” Fudge said.
Volunteers are asked to sign up ahead of time and can register at www.russianrivercleanup.org.
More information is also available by calling 887-2303.
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