Be a Friend of Milwaukee’s Rivers at the 13th Annual Spring Cleanup!!!

By - Apr 16th, 2008 02:52 pm
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It’s that time of year again-the winter snow has melted away, and spring is here! In an effort to curb the degradation of Milwaukee’s three rivers and connect people to their water resources, Friends of Milwaukee’s Rivers is organizing its 13th annual Spring River Cleanup.

The cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 19 at 36 locations throughout the Milwaukee area, stretching from Milwaukee’s South Side to West Bend. Volunteers will work from 9 am until noon, pulling tires, shopping carts, bottles, cans and other trash out of the rivers and adjacent parkways. Last year over two thousand volunteers turned out to clean the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers.

Many schools, community groups and organizations will collaborate with Friends of Milwaukee’s Rivers to participate in the cleanup. Partners include Alverno College, Brewer Company, CH2M Hill, Eastbrook Church, Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail, Groth Design Group, Menomonee Valley Partners, Milwaukee County Parks, Public Allies, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Trout Unlimited, Unitarian Universalist Church West, University School of Milwaukee, UW-Milwaukee Service Learning Department and Urban Ecology Center.

Visit milwaukeerivercleanup.org for site map and other information.

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