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2 EVENTS: Saturday-October 22, 2011

Event Title National Public Lands Day - Long Canyon Cleanup
Contact: Jennifer Taylor j5taylor@blm.gov 760-833-7117
Sponsor: BLM
Location: Palm Springs, CA 92262
Where to Meet: Meet at the corner of Long Canyon Rd and Hacienda Ave in Desert Hot Springs
Start/End Dates: 10/22/2011--10/22/2011
Start/End Times: 08:00 AM--01:00 PM
Description: BLM, in collaboration with the Community and Cultural Affairs Commission of Desert Hot Springs and Desert Valley Disposal, seeks assistance with cleanup efforts within Long Canyon, just east of Desert Hot Springs. Volunteers will be picking up garbage, tires, yard waste, target shooting remnants, and other household refuse littering the sides of the road. Volunteers will receive a NPLD t-shirt and Fee Free pass to any BLM, National Park Service, or US Fish and Wildlife Service site that charges an entry fee.

Gloves will be provided for those who don’t want to get their hands dirty. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own personal items such as sunscreen, hat, closed toed shoes, lunch, etc. Light snacks (granola bars, chips, etc) and drinks (waters, Gatorade) will be provided.

See the following link for a map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Long+Canyon+Rd,+Desert+Hot+Springs,+Riverside,+California+92241&hl=en&sll=34.046733,-116.555088&sspn=0.052769,0.07699&vpsrc=0&geocode=FbQnBgId-yIP-Q&z=14



Event Title River and Nature Preserve Cleanup, Mission Valley 10/22/11
Contact: Richard volunteer@sandiegoriver.org N/A
Sponsor: Various
Location: San Diego , CA 92110
Where to Meet: 5505 Friars Rd. 92110
Start/End Dates: 10/22/2011--10/22/2011
Start/End Times: 09:00 AM--01:00 PM
Description: As part of our ongoing mission to save the San Diego River and its surrounding habitat, volunteers are needed to help remove trash and debris from the riverbed in the Mission Valley Preserve near the YMCA on Friars Rd. The San Diego River is a very important waterway from both an historic and ecological standpoint, home to many rare and endangered plants and animals. Help us to restore our river and provide a clean and healthy habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the river home. No experience necessary, all tools and supplies provided. Community service hours can be verified for those that need them. Participants are asked to wear sturdy clothing that can get a little dirty and also wear closed shoes. Hat and sunscreen are recommended. Groups and people of all ages are welcomed to help. Volunteers can park in the parking lot of the SDPD Western Division at 5215 Gaines St. 92110. We will meet across the street from the police department at the western end of the YMCA parking lot at 5505 Friars Rd. 92110. Please help us to save our beautiful river--Filtered-- If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 619.297.7380 or email me at volunteer@sandiegoriver.org. Your contact for the day of the event is Shannon. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you. Richard





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