Volunteers will take to the American River Parkway on April 15, 2023 from 9 a.m. to noon to remove trash and debris as part of the American River Parkway Foundation’s annual Spring Clean-Up. This year, there are nine locations along the Parkway for the event. See the full report.
The American River Parkway Foundation says the Parkway spans across 23 miles and is used by around 8 million people a year. They say homelessness along the river is putting this natural treasure in jeopardy. “Just last Saturday during the Great American River Clean-Up more than 1,300 volunteers removed almost 41,000 pounds of trash from the Parkway, including hypodermic needles, other drug paraphernalia as well as trash and human waste.” See the full report.
Over a thousand volunteers took part in the largest annual cleanup along the American River, Saturday. Volunteers filled up trash bags to the brim, loaded carts full of man made materials and removed large items left behind by some of the unhoused people in the area. Read More
More than 1,200 volunteers on Saturday gathered to pick up trash on the American River parkway, from Discovery Park in Sacramento to Black Miner’s Bar in Folsom. The annual Great American River Cleanup is organized by the American River Parkway Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 1983. “We really appreciate the love that the Sacramento community shows for the parkway,” said Scot Murdoch, the foundation’s director of communications. As of Saturday afternoon, Murdoch said that they were close to hitting their goal of 40,000 pounds of trash collected. Read More
Volunteers are preparing for the Great American River Clean-Up (GARCU), the largest annual clean-up on the American River Parkway (Parkway), according to the American River Parkway Foundation (Parkway Foundation). This year, around 1,000 volunteers will be at more than 20 locations along the Parkway on Sept. 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon removing trash and debris. Listen to the Full Interview