Issue 18Out and About

Cleaning Up the Tuolumne

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River Clean-Up sub 1By Alex Cantatore

For the past year and a half, a small group of dedicated Modestoans have spent their weekends cleaning up the Tuolumne River.

The effort has focused on one of the river’s most blighted areas, stretching from the 9th Street Bridge to Highway 99 — hence the clever name, Operation 9-2-99. From that small, half-mile long stretch of river, volunteers have removed 100 tons of garbage and more than 900 shopping carts.

The clean-up is made possible by the Tuolumne River Trust, the Dry Creek Trails Coalition, Love Modesto, and a small army of volunteers from local high schools, the Modesto Rotary, Modesto Gospel Mission,Back Country Horsemen — and a Modesto City Councilmember or two.


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