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River Clean-Up Effort Slated
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Stanislaus River Parks, is hosting National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, providing free entry to day-use areas for all participating volunteers.

This year’s event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m. with volunteers participating in a variety of projects such as trail maintenance, shoreline clean-up, litter removal and campground beautification. Volunteers must wear appropriate work attire, including closed-toed shoes or boots, long pants and shirts that help shield from the elements. Tools will be provided; volunteers are encouraged to bring properly fitted work gloves.

Volunteers participating in the Corps of Engineers Sacramento District National Public Lands Day events will receive a coupon for a free day-use pass valid for one year at any federal park.

Locally, volunteers are being sought for a clean-up project at the Orange Blossom Recreation Area, Stanislaus River Parks, in Oakdale.

For more information, contact Kao Saephan or Hilary Coleman at 209-881-3517.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. To find more information on National Public Lands Day events, visit