Triplicate Staff

Participants offered a free salmon lunch

The Yurok Tribe's 12th annual Klamath River Cleanup will be held Saturday.

The purpose of the event, organized by the Yurok Tribe Environmental Program, is to remove unnatural debris from the banks of the Klamath River and remove invasive plants like Scotch broom. The Klamath River Cleanup provides an opportunity for people of all ages to get outside and do something positive for the environment.

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. in the Community Room of the Yurok Tribe Main Office, located at 190 Klamath Blvd., Klamath. The actual cleanup will begin at 10 a.m. No pre-registration is required.

Last year's invasive plant pull was such a big hit that cleanup participants will have an opportunity to do it again this year.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring appropriate footwear (boots), gloves and water. The event includes a free continental breakfast and a delicious salmon lunch.

All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and reusable grocery tote to commemorate their participation in the cleanup.

Every year, the tribe's Environmental Program maps out the cleanup zones with varying levels of difficulty. Participants can choose on the day of the event which zone fits their ability.

The Klamath River Cleanup is sponsored by the Yurok Tribe's Environmental Program, the Yurok Tribe Fisheries Department, the Yurok Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project.