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Released On: September 04, 2013

Reclamation Invites Volunteers to Help Clean Up Lake Berryessa During California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 21

NAPA, Calif. – In celebration of California Coastal Cleanup Day, the Bureau of Reclamation is partnering with Solano Resource Conservation District, Napa Resource Conservation District and Napa Dive Club to clean up Lake Berryessa’s Markley Cove and Pope Creek Bridge areas on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served immediately following the cleanup.

Volunteers are asked to bring a bucket or reusable bag, work gloves, a reusable water bottle and trash grabbers (if possible), but supplies will be available for all who need them. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen and should be prepared to be outside in potentially changing weather.

Pre-registration is required for this event. To volunteer as part of the ground crew picking up trash at Markley Cove, please contact Marianne Butler at 707-301-5778 or Marianne.Butler@Solanorcd.org. To volunteer as part of the dive, canoe and kayak crew or ground crew at Pope Creek Bridge, please contact Jason Jordan at 707-966-2111 ext. 143 or jgjordan@usbr.gov.

Held every year on the third Saturday in September, California Coastal Cleanup Day is the state’s largest volunteer event. In 2012, more than 65,000 volunteers removed almost 770,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, bays, creeks, rivers and highways. For additional information, please visit the website at http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html.

California Coastal Cleanup Day supports President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, which seeks to empower Americans to share in the responsibility to conserve, restore and provide better access to our lands and waters and leave a healthy, vibrant outdoor legacy for generations to come. To learn more about the initiative, please visit http://americasgreatoutdoors.gov/.

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