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American River Parkway Cleanup Saturday In Sacramento

American River Parkway Foundation / Courtesy

Some of the trash collected from the American River Parkway September 19, 2015 during the annual cleanup event in Sacramento County.

American River Parkway Foundation / Courtesy

A clean-up is planned Saturday along a stretch of the American River Parkway in Sacramento. 

The goal is to reduce potential pollution in the region's two major rivers. 

The American River Parkway Foundation is coordinating the clean-up of trash and other debris near the Northgate Blvd. area. 

The foundation says some of the material is left by visitors and illegal campers. There's also a bridge over the river nearby that gets a lot of foot traffic. 

From food wrappers and cigarette butts, to large pieces of plywood and discarded barbecues, the trash can end up in the American River, and eventually downstream in the Sacramento River when river levels rise. 

The Parkway Foundation is looking for clean-up volunteers 16 years of age and older. 

The event is from 9 a.m. to Noon near Mile 3 of the American River Parkway at Northgate Blvd.