For Immediate Release: Monday, April 15, 2024


Karissa Huntsman, Community Engagement Specialist, (208) 318-5813 

Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up local shorelines

The annual cleanup is hosted by the Idaho Conservation League in partnership with the City of Sandpoint.

SANDPOINT, ID – In celebration of Earth Day 2024, the Idaho Conservation League (ICL) is teaming up with the City of Sandpoint to organize a cleanup of City Beach, lower Sand Creek, and the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail.

From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20, community members are invited to come together to clear local shorelines of garbage and debris. This event is a great way for area residents, families, local businesses, and community organizations to care for their waterways before the busy summer season begins.

“We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with the city for this event,” said Karissa Huntsman, ICL Community Engagement Specialist. “We had a great turnout last year, and collected a wide variety of garbage, from bottle caps to horseshoes and even car parts. Without the time and energy given by our community members, many of these items would have been lost in the lake as the water levels rose.”

Volunteers can begin checking in at 9:30 a.m. at the City Beach Pavilion (58 Bridge St. in Sandpoint), where they’ll receive gloves, garbage bags, and cleanup instructions. The cleanup will kick off at 10:00 a.m. after a brief introduction from ICL about their work to protect North Idaho’s waters. 

There will be warm beverages courtesy of Evans Brothers Coffee, as well as snacks provided by ICL. The area may be muddy, so waterproof boots or shoes are highly recommended. 

This event is free to attend and open to all ages.