Clean Rivers Start with you
To remove trash from the Russian River Watershed and to educate citizens about the problem of river trash in our waters by creating more public river clean-up events.
Hello my name is Chris Brokate and I am the founder and executive director of CRA (Clean River Alliance). I founded CRA in late 2014 after seeing the devastating effects of the trash coming down the Russian River and entering the ocean after heavy rains.
I have spent most of my life volunteering for a lot of different groups but one of the most satisfying things I have ever done has been removing trash from the lower Russian River and preventing it from entering the estuary and ocean, providing a cleaner environment for wildlife, fish and the community as a whole.