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Lower Smith River Volunteer Clean-Up

January 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Spend a few hours with Smith River Alliance and Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation on the Smith River to retrieve trash that is only reachable by boat. Volunteers will meet at the Fred Haight Boat Ramp for a safety talk before getting in the water and finding their way to Ship Ashore, retrieving and removing trash on their way there. Volunteers interested in helping on land will have the opportunity to help remove trash from areas accessible by car and foot.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please RSVP early to reserve a kayak or space on a boat. If you have your own boat or kayak that you would like to utilize, please let us know in the RSVP below or by emailing staff.

The Smith River is the crown jewel of the Wild and Scenic River System. More than 300 miles of the Smith River drainage are designated wild and scenic, making it one of the most complete river systems in the National System. The emerald-green Smith River flows freely and naturally, without a single dam for its entire length. It is the only major river system in California to do so. It is known for its excellent whitewater rafting opportunities, clear emerald waters and its record-breaking Steelhead trout and Salmon.

Your safety is very important to us during every event that we host. For this reason, we ask that you please:

  • Bring closed toe shoes during the event, this helps protect your feet from heavy or sharp objects.
  • Bring a water bottle and sunscreen. This will help us in reducing single-use plastics.
  • Bring your own preferred gloves. We will have gloves available as well.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick. Please follow County and State guidelines regarding COVID-19.
  • Bring warm and waterproof clothing.

Register by going to the online RSVP here or by emailing Gustavo at gustavo@smithriveralliance.org

Thank you to Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority for waiving transfer fees and the WHALE TAIL Grants Program for making this program possible.


January 20, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Gustavo Vasquez, Program Associate


Fred Haight Boat Ramp
2662 S Fred D Haight Dr
Smith River, CA 95567 United States
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