August 31, 2023
On Saturday, August 19th, Kings River Cleanups resumed following the reopening of the Kings River at the beginning of the month. At the Cleanup, 8 volunteers collected 8 bags of trash from the North Riverside Park and the South Side of the Kings River below the US Army Corps of Engineers Bridge. Volunteers also removed overgrown vegetation from a trail located along the North Riverside Park.
Kings River Cleanups were paused due to the Kings River closure by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department for public safety during high, fast river flows. Next month, the Saturday, September 16th Kings River Cleanup will be cancelled, and volunteers are encouraged to join the US Army Corps of Engineers’ National Public Lands Day event on Saturday, September 23rd. If you have already signed up to be a Kings River Cleanup volunteer, you will receive more details about the upcoming National Public Lands Day via email soon. If you are not signed up to be notified of upcoming Kings River Cleanups, you can sign up HERE.
Did you know that $10,000 from the Well Fargo Volunteerism Grant was awarded to support Kings River Cleanups? This award is thanks to Kings River Conservancy, in partnership with the Kings River Conservation District, Kings River Water Association, US Army Corps of Engineers, and CA Department of Fish and Wildlife. The grant funds will be used to purchase tools and supplies needed to support the mission of the monthly river cleanup effort.
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The Kings River Fisheries Management Program is a cooperative effort the Kings River Conservation District, Kings River Water Association, and CA Department of Fish and Wildlife.