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Great Sierra River Cleanup this Saturday

August 8th, 2018 by Alexis, Mono Lake Intern
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Join us this Saturday, August 11 from 8:30am to 12:30pm for the annual Great Sierra River Cleanup! We will spend the morning picking up trash along Lee Vining Creek.

If you are free this Saturday, meet us outside the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore in Lee Vining. From there we will carpool to the DWP diversion site on Lee Vining Creek. Make sure to bring sturdy footwear, a water bottle, and sun protection. We’ll provide work gloves as well as a light snack.

This event is coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy with the help of California Coastal Cleanup. For the past ten years, volunteers across the Sierra Nevada have banded together to help clean up rivers and streams. People from all parts of California rely on the water from the Sierra. It is imperative that we take good care of this special place, so that people may continue to visit and enjoy the majesty of the landscape. Beginning in 2015, the Great Sierra River Cleanup marked the beginning of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week. This event continues to remind us how important the Sierra is to the state of California.

Part of our mission here at the Mono Lake Committee is to restore the Mono Basin streams that feed Mono Lake. We participate in this event every year as part of our restoration mission. Restoring Mono Lake is not only about what happened in the 1970s and 1980s, but also about what happens now. We need to continue to take care of our environment to ensure its survival.

For more information, call the Committee at (760) 647-6595 or email Andrew. We hope to see you there!