GEMS Partners with the Wildlife Heritage Foundation during Great Sierra River CleanupTop of Page

Lincoln, CA, October 14, 2015– On Saturday, September 19th, 30 students from Glen Edwards Middle School (GEMS) participated in a creek clean up at Auburn Ravine. Partnered with the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, GEMS students spent three hours from 9am to students posing on log12pm volunteering their time to clean up Auburn Ravine.

The creek clean-up was part of the seventh Great Sierra River Cleanup put on by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Students participated with over 3,000 volunteers that were removing trash from rivers, lakes, and streams all over the Sierra Nevada region.

The following GEMS leadership student volunteers participated in the event: Noah trash in bagsHerrera, Kaycee Jacobson, Benny Matecny, Stephanie Vite, Joselin Hernandez, Jessica Mananquil, Cady Meyer, Lucero Gomez, Katelyn Yates, Ryan McKinney, Charlize Lemus, Ariana Gonzalez, Jessica Fernandez, and Joey Fuller.

The following students, teachers, and AVID volunteers participated in the event: Ashlyn Fernandez, Alena Bustamante, Nuria Gomez, Melanie Flores, Noemi Bahena Pascual, Kyrah Clark, Angelica Ortega, Francisco Cornejo, Kevin Ortega, Emmanuele Contreras, Lilly O'Geen, Tanya O'Geen, and Josh O'Geen.

Altogether, the entire Great Sierra River Cleanup removed 61 tons of trash from rivers, lakes, and streams. A big thank you goes out to these volunteers who took the time to remove the trash from the Auburn Ravine and make our community a happier and safer place to live.

students posing for group photo