Sacramento Picks it Up – Woodlake Trash Dash

02/04/2023 10:00 - 12:00

Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: Woodlake (1767 Tribute Road)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Event Name: SPIU Woodlake Trash Dash

Join us in the beautiful, more remote Woodlake area of the American River Parkway on Saturday for a couple of hours!
We’re continuing to clean up mostly abandoned encampment trash that was in the water until the level receded.
Now all of it—all small items and loose trash—is on the bank, ripe for removing!
This is an easy-ish 1-3 difficulty level Trash Dash with some paved trail, some dirt trail, a 1/2 mile hike out and 1/2 mi hike back in, and in one area a bit of mud with trash sitting on and in sparse blackberry brambles and other vegetation on uneven ground.
So nothing crazy but something for everyone.
We’ll meet with free parking in the parking lot at 1767 Tribute Rd, do our pre-cleanup chat there and head up the levee to the site in a truly lovely part of the Parkway, replete with valley oaks, deer, red wing blackbirds and more!
BRING: Gloves! Grabbers if you have them, but SPIU will provide them if you don’t have one. A bucket is helpful but we have extras.
All bags are provided by Sacramento County Parks as well as pick up of our pile
We’ll have a couple of wagons just in case.
Some sharps may be discovered, and we have all the gear for proper handling and removal.
Older kids are welcome on this cleanup, under supervision and in specific areas!
Waivers will be provided, and high school students can use this towards their community service hours.

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