February 19, 2002
June 12, 2001
River Cleanup Week, May 12-29, 2001:
tenth annual National River Cleanup Week will take place May 12-19, 2001.
Each year National River Cleanup Week encourages cleanups of local waterways
and promotes the importance of keeping rivers and streams clean. Civic
clubs, businesses, paddle sports enthusiasts, fishing groups, outfitters
and conservation groups join together across the country to organize and
execute cleanups of their selected streams.
than 54,000 volunteers took part in the last cleanup experience from June
3-10,2000. Since the beginning
of National River Cleanup Week in 1992 - 326,707 volunteers have participated
in 4,079 cleanups covering 80,451 miles of shoreline and waterways!
River Cleanup Week assists local groups with information on how to conduct
a successful river cleanup, how to promote their event, and provides safety
tips. Groups that register their cleanups may receive free National River
Cleanup trash bags for cleanups occurring during the week of May 12-19,
2001. Trash bags are subject to availability. Groups that register receive
a packet of educational materials prior to the cleanup week. A video on
"How to Conduct and Organize a River Cleanup" is available for
$10.95. For more information please contact the America Outdoors office.