River Clean-Up & Environmental Expo
2019 Location: Newhall Community Center – 22421 Market Street
Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:00am – 11:00am
Come help clean a portion of the Santa Clara River… the longest free-flowing river and one of the last two natural river systems remaining in Southern California. Be a part of the solution for a better environment by helping to preserve the river’s natural beauty and variety of wildlife. To date, thousands of volunteers have collected more than 445,000 pounds of trash and debris from the Santa Clara River and its tributaries! Pre-Registration will be required again this year but we have a convenient, web-based volunteer registration system. You will need to create an account first. If you have signed up for City Recreation classes, you may already have an account. *If you need assistance with volunteer registration, email email@example.com or call 661-250-3708.
Registration opens July 2019!
This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for scout troops, youth groups, and the entire family! Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes (NO SANDALS), appropriate clothing for walking in the riverbed, sunscreen, a hat, and bring a reusable water bottle to help us cut down on plastic bottle waste. Participants will be provided with gloves, collection bags, and refreshments. Carpooling, walking, or biking are highly encouraged as parking space is limited. There will be a FREE bike valet to leave your bike safely with a representative of the Santa Clarita Bicycle Coalition. Sorry, but NO PETS allowed.
Visit the Environmental Expo to learn about recycling, air quality, pollution prevention, water quality, open space preservation, wildlife conservation, and much more! For more information, call the River Rally Hotline at (661) 284-1415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXCITING NEWS!! Since 2019 is the 25th Annual River Rally event, all 7-12 graders are invited to enter our t-shirt art design contest! The selected design will be printed on t-shirts for all volunteers at this year’s event. Click here for all of the details and highlights of the contest. Entries are due no later than Friday, August 2nd.