Our Mission:

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.



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