2020 One of our best river cleanups!

Twenty-eight volunteers joined forces to clean along the Electra Rd/Big Bar section of the Mokelumne River on Saturday, October 24th. Approximately 505 pounds of trash and recyclables were removed along a 3.5 mile section of river. This was a significant increase from years past on the same stretch of river. Our goal is to make our local recreation sites healthier for people, fish and wildlife.

This year’s most unusual find was a large platter for serving a roasted turkey. Some other finds were a vintage flip top tab, a blue My Little Pony stuffed animal, and a car seat from a car (model unknown). Foothill Conservancy’s annual Mokelumne River Cleanups have been held for 29 years.

All participants worked within the guidelines for social distancing and mask wearing. We would like to thank all of our participants for their efforts and diligence in doing such a great job at this year’s event! A collaborative group is working with us to do cleanups though out the year in other places in our community. If you would like to be involved, please contact the number below.

Thank you also to our Business Sponsors: ACES Waste Services, Martell Safeway and Munnerlyn’s Ice Creamery.

For more information, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508 or Carolyn@foothillconservancy.org.

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Leslie Smith, Sutter Creek, CA: Raised in Washington State, Leslie is a happy California transplant having moved to Sunny Sutter Creek full time in 2020. As a nascent fly fisher and lifelong skier, she is committed to the natural environment and brings extensive organizational and finance experience to the board from a nearly 40 year career in banking.