Saturday September 14, 2019


join us for kern county's largest river cleanup

What is the Great kern River Cleanup?

The Great Kern River Cleanup is the premier volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Mighty Kern throughout Sequoia National Forest. This cleanup is an annual event coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and held in conjunction with the Great Sierra River Cleanup and California Coastal Cleanup Day to encourage good stewardship from the Sierra to the sea.

The Cleanup kicks off Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week, established in 2015 to highlight the importance of the Sierra Nevada Region to the entire state. More than 60% of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada and millions of visitors travel to the Sierra to hike, camp, and sightsee. Whether you think of Tahoe, Yosemite, Mammoth, or the Giant Sequoias — the Sierra connects us all.

Why is it important?

The Great Kern River Cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for local communities – and those from all over California – to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers.

It’s an opportunity to learn about California’s water source and it’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our great Sierra rivers.


Organizing a community event takes multiple partners. We are honored and lucky to have an amazing group of sponsors take part in our River Cleanup.

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How to sign up?

Signing up is easy. Just CLICK HERE and register to become a volunteer.

When: Saturday September 14, 2019                                                                                     Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm                                                                                                       Location: Upper Richbar Picnic site. Click on map for directions.                                          What to bring: Comfortable shoes for hiking, Dress according to weather such as a hat,   sunscreen and a backpack (optional). We will have a water refill station so bring your reusable bottles.