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2016 Spring River Cleanup

Looking for a way to help clean up on this Earth Day?

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international coalition ensuring clean water and strong communities. They work all throughout the year to protect, improve, and advocate for water quality, wildlife habitat along rivers, and sound water management in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds.

This Saturday, April 23rd, they are hosting their annual Spring River Cleanup. This will be the 21st year for this Earth Day centered event. The cleanup takes place from 9 AM to Noon at various river locations throughout the area. Trash bags, gloves, and free t-shirts are provided, all you need to bring is a willingness to help and maybe even a friend or two. Registration is not required, but is helpful for accurate number of supplies.

Last year over 3,500 volunteers cleared more than 70,000 pounds of garbage from our local rivers. To put that into perspective, that would be the weight equivalent of 3,333 mink, 1,000 river otter, 600 beaver, and 333 salmon!

For more information head over to the Milwaukee RiverKeeper website for cleanup locations, registration information, and more.

Oh and we can’t forget, if you come help out, there is a Trash Bash afterwards with food and drink, music, raffles and prizes. Come enjoy spring with your neighbors while helping our rivers stay clean and our community vibrant.

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