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14A Wednesday, Oct. !, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Plumas Charter School students in grades two - five !iii ii gather with adult volunteers to mark their annual participation in the Great Sierra River Cleanup on Sept. 18. Photo courtesy Plumas Charter School The annual Great Sierra River Cleanup celebrated its fifth year in the Upper Feather River Watershed. The GSRC is a statewide project sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in partnership with local community organizations. Over 100 sites throughout the Sierra were cleaned up this year. Local cleanup events took place in Chester, Greenville and Quincy. The Quincy cleanups involved both kids and adults. Between the two student groups alone a total of 93 students, teachers and parent volunteers cleaned up 415 pounds of garbage and recyclables. "It's unbelievable, but over the last five years nearly 6 tons of trash has been cleaned up in the Upper Feather River Watershed," said Gia Martynn, Plumas Corporation's watershed coordinator. "This includes all GSRC efforts throughout the watershed since 2010, hosted and sponsored by several local organizations and businesses. "Through everyone's local participation, we are truly living up to the Upper Feather River Watershed motto -- 'Clean Water Starts Here!'" Adults In Quincy, the local community host was Plumas Corporation. Twelve dedicated "watershed warriors" removed 300 pounds of garbage and recyclables along Spanish Creek at Gansner Park on Saturday, Sept. 20, report organizers. The most unusual items found included two bed frames, a car stereo speaker, a radiator block and a bundle of clothes wrapped around some canned food. One volunteer also found a geocache -- it was left for future geocache enthusiasts. Morning snacks and a thank-you picnic afterward were provided. Plumas Corporation thanks local sponsors who have supported this event every year: Quincy Subway, Safeway, U.S. Forest Service Plumas National Forest Mt. Hough Ranger District, and Plumas County Public Works Department. Quincy Natural Foods provided beverages for this year's event. Volunteers were Wayne Cartwright, Piers and Faith Strailey, Michael Rodriguez, Kristy Hoffman, Diann and Barry Jewett, Dan Martynn, Latiea Charlie and Danny and Tyson Bissell. Quincy High School Quincy High School's seventh-grade class, led by Ron Logan and Suzanne Stirling, cleaned up along Boyle Creek on the bike trail and the Leonhardt Learning Landscapes property. Plumas Charter School Plumas Charter School students, coordinated by Karen Oglesby, picked up garbage at the Oakland Camp swimming hole. Plumas Charter School has actively participated in the Great Sierra River Cleanup since 2009. The teams keep a tally of every item picked up for removal and, for the sixth Year in a row, tobacco Quincy High School seventh-grade courtesy Plumas Corporation products and beverage containers were the most common item found. This year 45 students in grades two - five and 14 adults spent an afternoon combing bushes and banks for trash and recyclables, ultimately hauling away a combined total of 58 pounds (not including the couch). In the quarter-mile cleaned, students were both disgusted and delighted with their finds. The tedious task of counting every Cigarette butt (376) and the "yuckiness" of picking up dirty diapers (16) were made easier by the friendly competition in a students clean up the Leonhardt beautiful setting and the more exciting finds like three dead fish on a stringer and a couch, said Oglesby. A dedicated cadre of "watershed warriors" makes sure "Clean Water Starts Here" in the Upper Feather River Watershed. Back from left: Michael Rodriguez, Barry Jewett, Danny Bissell, Latiea Charlie, Tyson Bissell, Piers Strailey, Faith Strailey and Gia Martynn. Front from left: Wayne Cartwright, Kristy Hoffman and Diann Jewett. Not shown: Dan Martynn. Photo by Dan Martynfi Learning Landscapes property near the bike trail. Photo~ Reclining Sofa & Loveseat Leather Sofa S1659 Loveseat s1565 Sofa s109g L A ~IPIR ) Y Loveseat s1 9 Entertainment Centers Dining & Kitchen Large selection o[ solid oak units from S369 Large selection starting at : Mattresses 10 YEAR SET PILLOWTOP .,, Sofa, Loveseat & Chair QUEEN TWIN MATTRESS ......... elsewhere Now onl7 s549 Chair s348 Loveseat s499 NO INTEREST WITH PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHS!*