San Francisco River Clean Up on Saturday March 7, 2020

The San Francisco River in Greenlee County.

SAFFORD, AZ – January 27, 2020 – The beautiful San Francisco River is designated an important bird habitat and is a hot spot for the local community to recreate. Unfortunately, it is also designated an impaired waterway because of high levels of E. coli, a bacteria that can be harmful to humans. River clean ups are one of the ways we work together to improve water quality.

Individuals, groups, and families are welcome to join us for our next clean up event on Saturday, March 7th from 8AM to 12PM. We will meet at the Riverside Park in Clifton, under the Ramada at 8AM for check-in and a safety briefing.

Bring your own re-usable water bottle and we will provide the water. Hats, sunglasses, and closed toed shoes are highly recommended. Gloves, safety vests, and garbage bags will be provided. All volunteers will receive a free lunch. RSVP is required for lunch.

To RSVP or for more information, contact: Kara Barron, Science & Outreach Manager, Gila Watershed Partnership at (928) 424-3886 or email:

In partnership with SEACAB, ADEQ, Town of Clifton, Freeport-McMoRan and Friends of the Frisco.

Gila Watershed Partnership was founded in 1992 by community members who were concerned about having a say in our watershed issues. Their mission is to engage the community in improving the water quality and ecosystem condition of the Upper Gila Watershed through education and economic opportunity. GWP is shaping a new vision for the watershed – one that includes improvements to the environment, economy, and quality of life for all members of the community.