Help spruce up local waters during Great Sierra River Cleanup
The Truckee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Sierra Business Council under the direction of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy are sponsoring the second annual clean-up on our some of our local waters. The event is called the Great Sierra River Cleanup. It is amazing the amount of trash that accumulates along our local waters. On Saturday, Sept. 25, volunteers will recover trash from 9 a.m. to noon along various waters that include the Truckee River between Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley, at the Glenshire Bridge area, and the area known as the andamp;#8220;Loopandamp;#8221; that begins where Interstate 80 crosses the Truckee between Prosser Creek and the outlet of Boca.Other waters that are targeted include Squaw Creek, Donner Creek, Trout Creek and Prosser Creek. Types of garbage that may be encountered run the full gamut. Anything from beverage cans to furniture and appliances have been found.Last year more than 2,500 pounds of trash was collected by the nearly 3,500 voluteers during the Great Sierra River Cleanup. Anyone with a vested interest in the areaandamp;#8217;s waters should want to help with this event. Whether you fish, raft, kayak, swim, hike, ride, or just sit by one of the waterandamp;#8217;s listed above, Sept. 25 is your opportunity to help these waters.Sponsors for this event include Conestoga-Rovers andamp; Associates Inc., A Glass Act Window Cleaning, Thy Rod and Staff Guide Service, Four Seasonandamp;#8217;s Guide Service, Mountain Hardware and Sports, Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers, San Francisco Fly Casting Club, Town of Truckee, United States Forest Service Truckee Ranger District, Eastern Regional Landfill and Friends of Squaw Creek.This is your chance to help preserve a part of your community for future generations. Volunteers are really needed for this event. Anyone who even gazes upon these waters is fortunate to do so, and helping keeping them clean is so very important. To volunteer, go to http://www.truckeetu.org or http://www.sbccouncil.org/Events/GSRC. andamp;#8212; Bruce Ajari is a Truckee resident and regular fishing columnist for the Sierra Sun and other area newspapers.
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