For the 14th year, Santa Clarita residents will join
together to help clean up Santa Clara
kicking off the fall events this season with the river clean-up and environmental
expo on Saturday, September 20th.
The event will be held from 8
to 11 a.m. off the Via Princessa
Bridge on Wiley Canyon Rd.
The river clean up will involve removing trash from the Santa
Clara River, the
last natural river in Southern California. The City will
be providing gloves, trash bags, snacks, and special giveaways to those
participating in the River Rally.
“To date thousands of volunteers have collected over 270,000
pounds of trash and debris from the Santa Clara
River,” said Travis Lange, City
Environmental Services Manager. “It is important to remember that every little
bit helps when keeping Santa Clarita clean.”
The environmental expo at the River Rally event will provide
information about issues like recycling, air quality, water conservation,
pollution prevention and open space preservation. There will also be a free
bike valet at the River Rally.
Participating volunteers should wear sturdy closed-toe
shoes, appropriate clothing for walking in the riverbed and plenty of
sunscreen. Animals are not permitted on site during the River Rally Clean-up.
For more information on River Rally, go to www.santa-clarita.com/environment
or contact the City’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 286-4098 or send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.