The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge - Winona District, Friends of the Refuge Headwaters, and Mississippi River Revival will host a river cleanup next month.
It's part of the "The Great Mississippi River Cleanup" sponsored by Living Lands and Waters of East Moline, Illinois, and it will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th.
Last year, "The Great Mississippi River Cleanup" was held in 23 cities with 2,459 volunteers and removed over 127,000 pounds of debris from the Mississippi River between St. Paul and St. Louis, Missouri.
Volunteers will pick up debris from the water and river banks. Those who are willing to use their personal boats for transporting participants or picking up debris are needed. Participants will receive a t-shirt or reusable stainless steel water bottle......