Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Foothill Conservancy’s Mokelumne River Cleanup and BBQ - Sat Sept 15

Foothill Conservancy invites everyone to join in the 2018 Mokelumne River Cleanup on Saturday, September 15, from 8:30 am until noon, then stay for hotdogs. The event will focus on the Mokelumne’s Electra Run south of Jackson, the most-popular section of the river. The annual, family-friendly event gives people an opportunity to protect the Mokelumne’s water quality and clean up recreational sites while enjoying a beautiful morning along our local river.

“The Mokelumne River cleanup volunteers remove trash and recyclables from the river. Every year they share the satisfaction of making our river pleasurable and safe for all, from the wildlife that live there to the people who enjoy the river for fishing, swimming, picnicking and paddling.” said Carolyn Schooley, cleanup coordinator. “We welcome participation by groups as well as individuals.”

The Mokelumne River Cleanup is part of the annual Great Sierra River Cleanup, sponsored by the state Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Get information about additional Great Sierra River Clean-Up locations, including those coordinated by EBMUD near Pardee and Camanche Reservoirs.

All participants must register in advance by going online to or by calling Carolyn at (209) 223-3508. Volunteers under 18 are welcome, but must have adult supervision. Minors must turn in a liability release signed by a parent or legal guardian. Liability releases can be found on the Foothill Conservancy website. 

Volunteers should wear sturdy boots and long pants, and bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellant and a water bottle. Coffee, water and BBQ will be provided.

Foothill Conservancy of Jackson is the leading conservation group involved in the protection and restoration of the upper Mokelumne River. The organization is actively pursuing river conservation, wise water planning and watershed restoration efforts in our area.

For more information, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508 or

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