I agree as follows: 1. I am volunteering my services for Russian River Watershed Cleanup 2021 (“the Event”); 2. I will perform assigned tasks that are within my physical capability, and I will not undertake tasks that are beyond my ability; 3. I will not participate if under the influence of alcohol or any drug that could impair my physical or mental abilities; 4. I am familiar with the safe operation and use of machinery, equipment and tools that I may utilize in connection with the Event, and I will not undertake to use any machinery, equipment or tools with which I am unfamiliar or which I do not know how to operate safely; 5. I have received appropriate instruction regarding this Event, including appropriate safety and emergency procedures, I fully understand those instructions, and I agree, after proper inspection, to use only the supplies, tools and equipment provided by Event organizers; 6. I will perform only those tasks assigned, observe all safety rules, and use care in the performance of my assignments; 7. I will follow all posted signage, stay on trails, and limit activities to areas open to the public; 8. I will follow and abide by all terms of California's current Public Health Order regarding the State's COVID-19 Response, with current being determined by those in place on the date of the scheduled Event; 9. I will respect the decision of other volunteers and event workers who choose to follow more stringent protective measures than the State of California currently has in place; and 10. I specifically acknowledge that I am engaging in this activity as a volunteer and not as a Russian Riverkeeper (RRK) employee, agent, official, officer or representative, and further acknowledge that I am not entitled to any compensation, benefit or insurance coverage from Russian Riverkeeper or any Event promoter, sponsor, or organizer, nor will I make any such claim.
I understand and agree that neither the Russian Riverkeeper, Event Sponsors, Promoters or Organizers, nor any of their respective employees, officers, agents or assigns, (collectively referred to as “Released Parties”), may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death or other damages to me or my family, heirs, or assigns that may occur as a result of my participation in the Event, or as a result of product liability or the negligence, whether passive or active, of any party, including Released Parties, in connection with the Event.
I understand that cleaning up beaches or inland water areas involves certain inherent risks, including but not limited to, the risks of possible injury, infection or loss of life as a result of contact with needles, glass, metal objects, burning embers or other hazardous materials, wild animals, poisonous plants, snakes, or from over-exertion or environmental conditions, including but not limited to flooding, rockslides, sun exposure, or dangerous terrain. If I intend to use a watercraft in connection with the Event, I also understand the risks related to the acquisition and use of such crafts, including, but not limited to risks related to weather, tides, water movement, watercraft operation (including risks related to exertion), collisions, sun exposure, swimming proficiency, drowning, and rescue efforts.
No known physical or health limitation prevents me from safely participating in this Event. In Consideration for being allowed to participate, I personally assume all risks, whether foreseen or unforeseen, in connection with the Event of any harm, injury or damage that may befall me as a participant. I understand that this waiver discharges RRK from any liability or claim that I may have against RRK with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, or medical treatment that may arise from or in connection with my volunteer activities.
If I am injured during the Event, I authorize any physician licensed in California to perform such emergency treatment as he or she believes, in his or her sole judgment, may be necessary. I am over the age of eighteen and legally competent to sign this liability release, or I have acquired the written consent of my parent or guardian. I understand that the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, this instrument is legally binding, and I have signed this document of my own free act. I agree to allow my image to be used in published materials and web sites that promote the programs of RRK and/or any programs conducted by the Released Parties. By including my email address below, I understand that RRK may contact me about future Coastal Cleanup Day events and other Public Education programs.
I HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIM OR LAWSUIT FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR WRONGFUL DEATH, BY ME, MY FAMILY, ESTATE, HEIRS, OR ASSIGNS, ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, INCLUDING BOTH CLAIMS ARISING DURING THE ACTIVITY AND AFTER I COMPLETE THE ACTIVITY, AND INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS OR THE RELEASED PARTIES, WHETHER PASSIVE OR ACTIVE. I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK.
To reduce indirect contact caused by handling of paper and writing materials, a completed and signed waiver must be submitted to Russian Riverkeeper 24 hours before the event start time. A completed waiver is required to participate.
Today's date: September 18, 2021