Rush Creek Cleanup June 22

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Posted by Bennett Mintz on 2013-05-02 13:11:16

Trash and debris, from old bait containers to discarded fishing line and wayward diapers, will be picked up from Rush Creek, Silver Lake and down the canyon as far as Grant Lake by member club representatives of the Southwest Council Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) on Sat., June 22.

The Seventh Annual Rush Creek Trash Cleanup is 8 a.m.-noon, according to Joe Lemire, a member of the Streamborn Fly Fishing Club and SWC-FFF representative.

Silver Lake Resort in the June Lake loop will provide a free barbeque lunch following the cleanup.

Volunteers will pick up and dispose of trash along an approximately five-mile stretch of the shoreline of Silver Lake and Rush Creek from the power plant above Silver Lake down the canyon to Grant Lake. “We've previously filled as many as 60 trash bags on our Rush Creek cleanup; this year we expect to haul out 30 to 40,” Lemire from Rowland Heights said.

Club volunteers are expected to carry out discarded ice chests, sun glasses, broken bottles, automobile hub caps, hundreds of feet of fishing line, hooks, lures and bobbers that are a death trap to wildlife. “If enough volunteers show up this year, the cleanup can continue down the canyon and impact the environment as far as the Gull Lake area,” according to Lemire.

Anglers who will be in the area and want to volunteer should meet at the Silver Lake boat ramp at 8 a.m.; bring gloves, hat, sun screen, trash pick-up sticks, boots and waders if you have them. Trash bags will be provided by Silver Lake Resort.

For information, contact Lemire at; phone 909.595.6823 or 909.609.1101.

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