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Still time to join River Clean Up in Colusa

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There is still time to be a part of the annual River Clean Up event in Colusa this month.

Premier Mushrooms Inc. will host its 3rd annual River Clean-up on September 20.

“For the past two years community volunteers and Premier Mushrooms Inc. employees have join together in a noble effort to clean Colusa’s Greenbelt running along the Sacramento River,” said Premier’s sustainability coordinator Kevin Foley.

Partners and sponsors with Premier Mushrooms Inc. for the event are River Partners, Steelhead Lodge Bar & Grill, Central Valley Gas Storage, Net Impact Sacramento,

Taco’s El Amigo, California Coastal Commission, Body Shop Fitness, Rococo’s Bar & Grill, Superior Tires and Tire Safety Service, Inked Up Industries, Kittle’s Outdoor Sport Co. And Hoblit Motors.

Each year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State’s largest volunteer event, California’s Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2012, over 65,000 volunteers removed almost 770,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, and waterways. Families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals come together to celebrate and share their appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways. The event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the largest volunteer event on the planet.

There were about 30 volunteers last year who removed over 720 pounds of debris from the area surrounding the State Park. The jump in pounds collected last year could be credited to finding tires, a shell of a washing machine, a recliner and other household items along with the numerous collections bags filled with paper, bottles, cans and other items picked up by the group.

“The event has grown each year and this year the goal is 100 or more participants and at least 2,000 pounds of debris that we remove,” said Foley.

This year’s event will kick-off with a brief presentation by River Partners who has been doing restoration work along the Sacramento River for several years. The clean up will begin following the presentation.

At the conclusion of the clean-up volunteers will be hosted to a barbecue lunch. During the lunch, winners of the competitions will be announced and prizes awarded.

For more information contact Kevin Foley by emailing: kfoley@premiermushrooms.com

  • Cleanup Day Agenda September 20th:
  • 10:00 AM: Meet at Colusa State Park for River Cleanup
  • 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM: River Ecology/Nature walk lead by Professional Conservation Biologist
  • 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM: River Clean-Up
  • 12:45 AM to 1:00 PM: Collect Cards/Recycle Day’s Findings
  • 1:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Barbeque, Prizes, Relaxation and pride in a job well.

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