Riverside County Watershed Protection

Time to Clean on National Clean Up Day

What better way to honor the planet and the environment than taking part in National Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 18! Eliminating litter and trash not only protects our local watersheds and helps neighborhoods and public lands beautiful.

Waste not properly disposed of not only creates an eyesore, but also can easily be washed into gutters or into water sources such as lakes, rivers and streams which is harmful to the environment and our watersheds.

If you want to get in on the cleanup efforts and make a difference, head to the Santa Ana River and Trail Cleanups event!

Here are the details:

When: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Staging location:  Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District,
1995 Market St. (Cross Street: Rivera St.), Riverside
Parking: Parking lot limited, additional parking on Latham St. adjacent to Rivera St.
Clothing: Hats and/or sunblock recommended. Event t-shirts will be provided. Must wear closed-toe shoes, no sandals or flip flops are allowed.

Register here

Whether you engage in a solo cleanup effort, with a small group or a large community event, there are several safety precautions you can take.

Helpful clean up precautions:

  • Use some form of gloves for protection
  • Wear closed toe shoes, socks and long pants
  • Avoid contact with anything contaminated or unsafe
  • BBQ tongs, salad tongs or other trash retrieval devices can help create more separation between you and the litter.
  • Bring hand sanitizer, especially if you will be somewhere where you will be unable to wash your hands

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