WildPlaces teams up with the Kern River Conservancy for the third annual Great Kern River Clean-Up, Outreach, and River Safety Presentation. The hosting organization, Kern River Conservancy, will coordinate this clean-up in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Great Sierra River Clean-ups which will happen simultaneously on the same day all over the Sierra Nevada. In addition, the California Coastal Clean-Up will also happen Saturday all along the coast North to South!
WildPlaces will conduct outreach to river users and present a swift water safety presentation in response to a summer of over a dozen drowning due to fast water and unprepared visitors.
Volunteers should meet at the Upper Richbar Picnic Grounds at 10:00 a.m. located on Highway 178 in the Kern River Canyon. Please dress accordingly to the days weather which is forecasted to by in the high 90's and low 90's all day. Please wear sunscreen, hats, long pants, and sturdy boots. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PERSONAL WATER BOTTLE.
All parking and day use fees will be waived for volunteers. Snacks and equipment will be provided. Volunteers should pack a sack lunch. Minors must be accompanied be a parent or legal guardian.