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Sacramento area parks get annual makeover

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, April 16, 2010
By Megan Hansen

Several Sacramento area parks will get a makeover tomorrow from volunteers picking up the slack from the government. $14 million in state budget cuts have delayed maintenance projects. Sara Feldman with the California State Parks Foundation says clean-ups at Folsom’s two state parks will focus on trash removal.  
Feldman: “There’s gonna be some trash and large item removal by Alder Creek and Pond, which really impact the river otters and fish habitat there.”  
And Feldman says volunteers will weed out non-native plants and cut back overgrowth.
The annual clean-ups at 25 parks throughout California will also focus on installing fences and benches…and maintaining trails and buildings.
Meantime, the American River Parkway Foundation is holding clean-up events Saturday at seven sites along the American River. Volunteers will be removing garbage from the riverbank to keep the waterway clear and pollutant-free. 

You can sign-up to volunteer to clean-up state parks at http://calparks.org/
You can sign-up to volunteer to clean-up the American River parkway at http://www.arpf.org/spring10.shtml 
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