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River cleanup is a great event, and news is encouraging

We were glad to see about 40 volunteers turn out for the Sacramento River cleanup over the weekend.

And while the areas being addressed were in Colusa County, we find it important to point out that we are talking about a river here.

So trash in and around the water would likely someday find itself downstream if not for being picked up by volunteers.

That said, we hope more of these events spring up in the Sacramento Valley in the future, so that there is even less trash finding its way into area watersheds.

If there are such events in Glenn County, we’d love to hear from the organizers about how things went this time around.

In the end, we were struck by this quote, which we couldn’t agree with any more.

“We had another successful event; there was less trash than years past, which shows less littering,” said Kevin Foley, program sustainability manager for Premier Mushrooms, and the event organizer. “Eventually we want to come out here and have nothing to clean up.”

So, hats off to Premier Mushrooms and the volunteers for doing one heck of a job out there.

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