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River Cleanup - Wild and Scenic Rivers are Our Rivers: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

  • Springville Veterans Memorial Park springville 93265 (map)

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Groups around the country are celebrating this milestone and looking to the future of our Wild and Scenic Rivers...and WildPlaces joins the party. How? In our traditional fashion of taking action and being the example.

With generous support from Patagonia and Rivers Network, WildPlaces joins this nation-wide celebration by inviting the public to come out to the Tule and help remove the final bits of trash before winter and talk to the people using it about personal responsibility and the Wild and Scenic Act

Why Come?   Because you care about the Tule River. You don't want to see it get trashed, burned, or closed. Maybe you've been going there since you were a kid. Maybe you are a brand new visitor from another state or country. Maybe you are Caucasian, African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Two-Spirit. Maybe you are Christian, Buddhist, agnostic, Muslim, or atheist.

Any and all of these identities have one thing in common: we all love and need the river, recognize it's importance, and want to act to protect it from harm. That is you, otherwise you wouldn't be receiving this invitation.

So, Just Do It! Join us Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. for quick walk down The Stairs to share the good word about river stewardship, Wild and Scenic designations, and... yes... pick up a little bit of other people's trash. No regrets. No complaining. It's just what we do. 

Be the change you want the world to be. Please come out , even if it is to pick up one can or to show support to the fine young people who will be doing the heavy lifting. 

It's best to call and register that you are coming at 559.539.5263 or email at We will meet at the Veterans Memorial Park in Springville at 8 a.m. and caravan or van-pool to the sites. Bring water bottle, hat, sun screen. We will provide the rest, including a simple, nutritouous lunch afterwards.