California Trout’s Sierra Headwaters regional team helped sponsor the California Waterfowl Association and Ducks Unlimited Annual Owens River Clean-up earlier this month. The Owens River in Bishop features a blue-ribbon trout fishery. Due to its popularity, trash and other debris left by visitors unfortunately becomes a common site.
It was a chilly morning but we still had 25-30 volunteers show up an brave the icy waters. The dumpster tells the rest of the story.
Over the years that CalTrout has supported this effort the garbage to pick up along the river has considerably diminished, giving credence that a well-cared for place trends toward staying that way and a trashed place continues to get trashed. The lower Owens is a local fishing destination, where many local guides earn their livelihood, and local anglers frequent often.
Excellent work everyone and thank you for your dedication cleaning up our earth!