(AUG 16 – Big Rapids, MI) – Local communities are joining together on Sept. 15, 2018 to tackle trash and debris in the Muskegon River for the second annual Muskegon River Trash Bash. Volunteers are needed in multiple communities including: Evart, Big Rapids, and Newaygo. In addition, the Village of Mecosta is cleaning up a portion of the Little Muskegon River, a tributary or the Muskegon River.
Specific information about each location and to register to volunteer, go to each community’s page at https://www.americanrivers.org/make-an-impact/national-river-cleanup/volunteers/ or follow on Facebook @MRtrashbash. Volunteers are eligible to win prizes and receive giveaways. Bring your own boat, kayak, or canoe, or walk along the river’s edge. B103.9 will be broadcasting from Hemlock Park.
The Muskegon River Trash Bash first started in 2017 as the Class of 2017 Leadership Mecosta project through the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce. Ice Mountain, B103.9 Big Rapids, Republic Services, and American Rivers are sponsors of the 2018 Trash Bash. Other contributors include: the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, Lowes, the City of Evart, JJ’s River Run, Newaygo Brewing Co., Village of Mecosta, and the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce.
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. American Rivers’ National River Cleanup is a series of nationwide community-based river and stream cleanups. Learn more about National River Cleanup at www.AmericanRivers.org/Cleanup, www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers, and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.