UKIAH, 4/19/19 — It's Earth Day on Monday, and this Saturday, April 20, the Army Corps of Engineers is organizing a community clean-up around one of our county's most beloved recreational areas, Lake Mendocino.
The event takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will focus on cleaning up the Pomo A playground and day use area. You can show up anytime at at Pomo Cultural Center Parking Lot, 1280 Marina Drive — and bring sun protection and closed toe shoes.
Here's all the details from the Army Corps press release:
SPRING CLEAN YOUR PARK! AT LAKE MENDOCINO
Come join us as we celebrate Earth Day with Pomo A playground refresher
UKIAH, CALIF. - Fields of vivid wildflowers and rain showers often mean spring is in the air and Earth Day is around the corner. To celebrate this season of renewal, the park rangers at Lake Mendocino will be hosting a Spring Clean Your Park! event at the Pomo A Playground and Day Use area starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.
"Springtime brings to mind the places that provide us comfort and renew us-our homes, gardens, parks and favorite trails," said Supervisory Ranger Poppy Lozoff. "What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to help spruce up our corner of the world?"
You're invited to help us spring into summer as we roll up our sleeves to clean the Pomo A Playground and Day Use area for children and visitors to enjoy. If your family enjoys the playground, picnic shelters and shoreline or if you care about outdoor spaces and would like to make a difference at Lake Mendocino, we want you!
What: Spring Clean Your Park!
When: Saturday, April 20
Where: Check-in at Pomo Cultural Center Parking Lot, 1280 Marina Dr., Ukiah
What time: Any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
What to bring: Water, closed-toed shoes, work gloves, sunscreen, and a love of parks!
Lake Mendocino, formed with the construction of the Coyote Valley Dam in 1958, is the largest reservoir in Mendocino County. The lake is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood risk reduction, water resource management and recreational opportunities to improve the quality of life for the public.