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River cleanup March 15 in New Athens

By on March 8, 2014 at 11:32 am

Kaskaskia River PhotoVolunteers are needed for the first of two annual river cleanup days on the Kaskaskia River.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Kaskaskia Mariners Association, are hosting the first event at the New Athens boat ramp. This event is focused on the cleanup of litter and other debris located around the New Athens portion of the river.

Volunteers will meet at the ramp on Saturday, March 15, at 9 a.m.

Attendees are asked to dress appropriate for the weather. High boots and gloves are recommended.

For more information on the next river cleanup, contact the Kaskaskia River Project Office at 618-284-7160 or email: KaskyL&D@usace.army.mil

Ryan Ledendecker

Ryan is a biweekly columnist for the Republic-Times newspaper. When he's not working, he enjoys a good movie, bass fishing, and CrossFit.