Pictured: Jarrod Holmes, Kyle Evans, Kat Baird, and Jennifer Lucas, are part of the 20-person Sourcepoint Leadership team who spent 10 weeks planning the project.
Sourcepoint Leadership Team takes hold of the reins for Russian River Beautification
Lots of fun along with gratifying work will be happening Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 10 a.m to noon, when a Healdsburg Sourcepoint Leadership team hosts a Russian River clean-up, followed by a celebratory party for all volunteers as part of their community service project.
“I felt a real need to do something about the river,” said Healdsburg local Eric Wagner, the brain-child behind the project and part of the 20-person Leadership team heading the project. Having grown up on the river, the project is particularly close to his heart. “Through this whole process, it finally feels like (our leadership team) is hitting a stride – getting it going with everybody in the community on board,” said Wagner of the project.
Having Don McEnhill, Executive Director for Russian Riverkeeper as a client in his barbershop made a nice connection for Wagner. “He’s been a client for 17 years…he was absolutely stoked” when Wagner approached him with his idea. The Russian River Beautification project, in partnership with Russian Riverkeeper and Clean River Alliance, will be working to remove trash from the Watershed before it hits the river, causes pollution and is ultimately, carried out to the ocean.
The Sourcepoint team is also selling tickets for prizes in a raffle to raise necessary funds for trash disposal costs, which totaled $20,000 in 2018. The public is invited to volunteer in the clean-up, which will offer support, camaraderie and all the tools needed to be an empowered steward of the river and its clean-up.
At the end of clean-up, a barbecue celebration for all volunteers will take place, where raffle winners will be announced. Ticket holders need not be present to win. For more information on participating in the clean-up and purchasing tickets for the raffle, visit:
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