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Trout Unlimited, Sierra Business Council to host second Great Sierra River Cleanup

Trout Unlimited and the Sierra Business Council will hold the second annual Great Sierra River Cleanup on the Truckee River from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Last year more than 3,500 volunteers joined together to remove more than 130 tons of trash and recyclables from Sierra rivers during the first Great Sierra River Cleanup, organized by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

More than 100 community groups spread across 22 counties and 500 river miles will pull appliances, cigarette butts, beverage cans, baby diapers, tires, furniture and more from the rivers and streams that supply the state of California with 65 percent of its water.

This effort, in partnership with the California Coastal Cleanup Day, serves to promote good stewardship on all waterways, from the source to the sea.

Groups will be cleaning up seven sites along the Truckee River, including:

Donner Creek

Prosser Creek

Trout Creek

Tahoe Donner

Truckee River at Glenshire Bridge

Truckee River at River Ranch/Squaw Valley

Truckee River at Hirschdale