Saturday, April 16, 2011

Clark Fork River Cleanup

Today was the 8th annual Clark Fork River Cleanup here in Missoula. Every year, hundreds of volunteers come together for a day to pick up several miles of trash along the Clark Fork River. Armed with trash bags, bags for recycling, gloves, and a love of the river, enormous amounts of trash are collected from the banks of the river.

This year I decided to participate in helping keep my beloved little town a little cleaner. Bryce & I have been taking walks at night & picking up trash as we go as well as participating in Cache in Trash out (for all you geocaching nerds out there). So Bosco & I met up w/ Bryce under the big white canopy of Caras Park & signed up for a team. Since most teams were already pretty full & there were still more people coming in like we did, I was asked to lead a team along a section of a river. So I snagged a clipboard & a red balloon (tied to team leaders w/ #s so people could identify them) & we set off down the river. It was a fun day followed by a free BBQ for all volunteers.

Anyone wanting to volunteer next year should give me a call so we can join a team together! It was def worth the day!


Anonymous said...

Sure wish you would use different fonts so my tired eyes could read this easier.
Love ya, Daddio

Holly Rae said...

I'll see what I can do Daddio...