Kittitas County Community Events Calendar
40th annual Yakima River Cleanup Scheduled for April 27
Poor air quality, caused by
central Washington wildfires last fall, delayed the annual Yakima River
Cleanup. The 40th annual event has now been rescheduled for April 27.
One of Central Washington University's longest community-involvement
efforts, the annual cleanup is sponsored by CWU's Center for
Leadership and Community Engagement. This year's change will be the
first in what will now become an annual spring event.
The change in dates is also allowing for new partnerships, including
with the City of Ellensburg, Kittitas County Solid Waste, Kittitas
Environmental Education Network, and Bureau of Land Management, which
will offer opportunities for trail maintenance and campsite renovation.
About 200 students and community members are expected to participate in
this year's cleanup. Volunteer check-in begins Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
on the Student Union and Recreation Center east patio. Participants will
be provided with a free "Breakfast of Champions" before heading out
to their cleanup locations. A free pizza lunch for volunteers will be
available upon their return.
In addition, this year's event is taking place in conjunction with
the Downtown Ellensburg Cleanup.
For more information, visit www.takeactioncwu.com/?page=1, or call