The city of Santa Clarita will host the 24th Annual River Rally Cleanup and Environmental Expo on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This year, the river cleanup event will begin along Wiley Canyon Road, off the Via Princessa Bridge and east of Orchard Village Road. Residents and organizations who would like to participate in the River Rally Cleanup are required to register in advance at GreenSantaClarita.com.
The deadline for participants to sign up is Friday, Sept. 21, at 2:00 p.m.
All participating volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for walking in the riverbed, and are highly encouraged to bring sunscreen. Gloves and collection bags will be provided to participants, and volunteers will receive a commemorative giveaway (while supplies last). Coffee and donuts will be provided at the beginning of the event, courtesy of Finance of America and Starbucks. Also, residents are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to help reduce waste. SCV Clear Water will be available for refills.
Cleanup participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the event’s Environmental Expo, which will feature vendors offering helpful tips on recycling, air quality, pollution prevention, water quality, open space preservation and wildlife conservation programs in Santa Clarita.
Nearly half of the Santa Clarita Valley’s water supply travels through the Santa Clara River, which is home to threatened and endangered species, such as the California condor and the California red legged frog.
Participants are encouraged to carpool, walk or bike to the event site. Limited parking is available at the event, with an entrance through the maintenance gate off of Wiley Canyon Road.
Free bike valet will be provided by Performance Cyclery. The event is open to all ages, but minors must be signed in by parents. No pets are allowed.
For more information on the 24th Annual River Rally and Environmental Expo, or to sign up to participate, visit GreenSantaClarita.com, or call the River Rally hotline at (661) 284-1415.