EVENT: Piru Creek Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Day, October 6

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

Where: Frenchman’s Flat on Piru Creek (off I-5 north of Santa Clarita)
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, 8AM-2PM
RSVP: Please email zuliebear@aol.com

Help the Community Hiking Club, CalWild, and REI (Northridge store) celebrate 50 years of river protection nationwide by joining us for this stewardship event at Piru Creek – our region’s own wild & scenic river. Protected in 2009 by Congress, Piru Creek is an important recreation destination for residents of northern Los Angeles County. But this beautiful stream desperately needs some love. Help us remove rock dams that impede fish migration, weed out non-native invasive plants, break down illegal fire rings, and pick up trash. Future visitors, as well as the wild trout, endangered arroyo toad and California condor that consider Piru Creek their home, will thank you! Lunch and beverages will be provided and participants will be eligible for an REI outdoor equipment raffle.

For more information, contact Steve Evans at CalWild, email: sevans@calwild.org, phone: (916) 708-3155.

Directions: Drive north on I-5 from Santa Clarita approximately 9 miles, take the Templin Hwy exit, turn left under the freeway and turn right and proceed on the old Golden State Highway 3.5 miles to the Frenchman’s Flat parking area. Participants will meet there at 8AM to form work parties. To help with dam-busting, please wear water sandals, shorts or bathing suit. All others, please wear loose work clothes, closed-toed shoes, and bring work gloves and layers (in case of cool weather).