Rio Limpio Tule River Clean-Up

May 26, 2009 § 1 Comment

Rio Limpio: Tule River Clean-Up bumper sticker design (ink on paper, 3"x9")

Well… it’s a bit far afield for L.A. Creek Freaks, but I thought I’d let you all know about Rio Limpio – a Tule River Clean-Up, mostly because I designed the above bumper sticker for it (and because I’ve been too busy at Touch the Water to spend enough time blogging here.)   My brother and his wife and family are involved in the Tule River clean-up. The creek freak streak runs in my family, no? They live in the town of Springville, California “The Gateway to the Tule River Redwoods” which is near Sequoia National Forest where my brother works.  Springville is located along both sides of the nicely natural Tule River, which is a favored hangout site during  hot Central Valley summers.  The river flows from the National Forest, through Springville, and into Lake Success (formed by a US Army Corps of Engineers dam) then through Porterville and into the now-dry Tule Lake.

Rio Limpio (Spanish for “Clean River”) is a series of three clean-ups, hosted by the non-profit Wild Places, the first of which takes place this Saturday May 30th.

(Cross-posted in slightly different forms at L.A. Creek Freak [river blog] and Handmade Ransom Notes [art blog])

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