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Volunteers Clean Up During APA Service Day with The Nature Conservancy

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, eight volunteers joined forces to particpate in a clean up event hosted by APA in partnership with The Nature Conservancy at a property along the Santa Clara River. The volunteers were hosted by The Nature Conservancy's Stewardship Associate - Kat Selm - who provided background information on The Nature Conservancy's work along the river. According to The Nature Conservancy, the Santa Clara River "is a vital source of drinking water for the local community, as well as a key resource for many prosperous farms. It also offers some of the last riverside and freshwater habitat for wildlife in the bustling Los Angeles-Ventura region. Despite its local and regional ecological importance, the lower Santa Clara River is threatened by invasive non-native vegetation, intense levee building, poor water quality, conversion from agriculture to urban land uses and increasing development in the floodplain."

Additionally, since September is Coastal Cleanup Month, volunteers used the Ocean Conservancy's Clean Swell app to keep track of the various types of trash that was found through their efforts. 

A big thank you to the volunteers and TNC staff (pictured from left to right below) Mike Weber, Joel Hayes, Mathew Rivera, Clay Downing, Kat Selm, Sara Rivera, and Daisey Rivera (not shown)!

Volunteers at a Nature Conservancy property along the Santa Clara River
 Staff from The Nature Conservancy show off a section of the Santa Clara River




Sunday, September 27, 2020 (All day)

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