The Sacramento Bee: Nearly 40,000 pounds of trash cleared from American River parkway during cleanup

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.

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