As part of its river stewardship and whenever manpower allows, CRSA dedicates one member of each fish rescue team to pick up trash from the tributaries.

CRSA also has participated in several American Rivers river cleanup days and has led California American Water employees on a river cleanup day.

Compared to other rivers, the Carmel River is a clean river but it is still a conduit from the interior to the ocean for unwanted trash. If everyone participates in cleaning up our river we will all enjoy it more and the fish will benefit.