RIO VISTA — The Delta Conservancy will hold its first Delta waterway cleanup April 13 and needs volunteers.
The cleanup will take place at two sites: Sherman Island and Upper Beach Lake, near Freeport.
Upper Beach Lake is tagged as the “dirtiest site,” harboring trash that floated down from Sacramento, according to a Delta Conservancy press release. Volunteers will have to cross several feet of water to reach the cleanup area. Volunteers are also needed to help at registration tables and behind the scenes.
At Sherman Island, volunteers will join the Rio Vista Surfers Association, Sherman Island Kite Boarding, California Striped Bass Association and Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed. The cleanup will cover a 1.5-mile stretch with four access points. Volunteers will do a cleanup on the water side and land side of the levee road, the land side being more accessible to young children and those wanting a more leisurely cleanup. Volunteer traffic controllers are also needed.
Registration for the cleanup starts March 1. To register, visit www.creekweek.net. For questions about the cleanup, call the conservancy at 916-375-2088.
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