The Yurok Tribe is inviting volunteers to take part Saturday in its annual Klamath River Cleanup.

Volunteers will remove litter and non-native plants from the riverbanks, benefiting anadromous fish including salmon and steelhead as well as mammals that call the lower Klamath watershed home, according to a joint press release from the tribe and the California Conservation Corps Watersheds Stewards Program.

Sponsored by the Yurok Tribe and the Watersheds Stewards Program in partnership with AmeriCorps, the cleanup has drawn more than 200 participants, according to the press release.

Volunteers will receive morning snacks and a traditionally-cooked salmon lunch with homemade sides and a drink. Volunteers will also receive a commemorative T-shirt from the Yurok Tribe Environment Program and will be entered for a chance to win raffle prizes, according to the press release.

Registration begins 9 a.m. Saturday in Klamath and Weitchpec. The tribe's Klamath office is at 190 Klamath Blvd., Klamath, while the Weitchpec office is on California 96 just above the confluence of the Klamath and Trinity rivers.

For more information about the Weitchpec cleanup, call Richard Myers at 707-572-0526 or email rmyers@yuroktribe.nsn.us.

For more information about the Klamath area cleanup, call Koiya Tuttle at 707-482-1822 extension 1001 or email ktuttle@yuroktribe.nsn.us.

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