Several organizations are inviting the public to various cleanups around Humboldt County on April 19, followed by the second annual hoe-down in honor of Earth Day.
Mad River Alliance Director Dave Feral said members have removed over 250 old tires and 240 cubic yards of trash since the alliance began cleaning up the Mad River in 2012. The group will team up with Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre and the Environmental Protection Information Center that day to continue cleaning the area.
"What's cool is that a lot of the places we've been cleaning up now have a lot more vegetation, but there are 75 miles of river. So, there's still much more to do," Feral said.
Humboldt Baykeeper will do water-based cleanups around Woodley and Indian islands, the Northcoast Environmental Center will work to remove trash from Samoa Beach and Friends of the Dunes will have a "Family Grass Grab" event at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center in Manila. Friends of the Eel River will be at Crab Park and the Surfrider Foundation Humboldt Chapter will be at the North Jetty.
Cleanups will be from 9 a.m. until noon and participants are invited to a 3 p.m. hoe-down at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.
For more information about the cleanups and hoe-down, visit: www.facebook.com/events/706994319340227/
Jillian Singh can be reached at 441-0509 or Jsingh@times-standard.com