The mission of
the American River Parkway Foundation is to support the preservation, protection, enhancement,
and appreciation of the American River
Parkway by fostering environmental
stewardship, facilitating volunteer
opportunities, and funding and implementing
Parkway projects and programs.
As a part of this
mission we conduct the annual Great American
River Clean Up.
in the Great American River Clean Up is a real contribution to the health of the
Parkway and river. Removing trash and debris prevents pollutants from entering
the watershed, harming the wildlife, or creating hazards for recreational users.
Additionally, keeping the Parkway clean protects ocean life by preventing trash
from being washed downstream during the winter rains.
We need your
support for this very worthy event.
1. The American River Parkway
Foundation provides GARCU volunteers with bags, gloves, water, light snacks,
and a give away item. Please wear appropriate clothing, sneakers and
2. Please arrive on time as the site captain for your chosen
site location will be giving a safety briefing before sending you out on the
The event begins at 9am and will end at
3. This year we are also asking you to help us reduce waste
by bringing your own reusable water bottle filled with a beverage and
gardening gloves. We offer bottled water for all of our volunteers but are
hoping to reduce the number of bottles handed out.
1. When you arrive at your clean up site please follow the signs
to the "River Cleanup" station where you will
2. Volunteers under 18 must bring a completed
parental/guardian consent form in order to
3. Please wear long pants/shirts, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and a hat.
4. Click here to review the GARCU
Safety Guidelines. Please read then prior to volunteering.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact the
ARPF office at (916) 486-2773, or send email to
Dianna Poggetto, Executive Director ARPF