Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Clean up, clean up everybody, everywhere!

Join the Haw River Assembly's 21st annual Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon!
On Saturday, March 12, volunteers will gather at locations along, riverbanks, creeks, bridges, islands and along the shoreline of Jordan Lake prepared to remove trash that threatens wildlife and water quality. We can’t be sure what sort of garbage they'll find—it could be anything from engine blocks to cinder blocks—but we know they'll find a lot of it!
Last year’s clean-up collected more than 600 bags of trash and nearly 200 tires with the help of several hundred volunteers and stretched 100 miles from Greensboro to Moncure. The 21st annual Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon offers volunteers an opportunity to get involved in their community and to help make our waterways healthier and safer for people, fish and wildlife. For the second year, we will be partnering with the city of Durham on their “Creek Week” program, which provides opportunities for Durham residents to explore their local waterways.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. Citizen’s groups and local youth groups are encouraged to participate. Volunteers work in teams—you can join an existing team in Guilford, Alamance, Chatham, Orange, Durham or western Wake counties, or start your own. Those interested need only bring clothing appropriate for the weather, sturdy work shoes and a willingness to work. We will provide bags and gloves. Contact us on how to get involved.
For more information about how you can get involved, contact the Haw River Assembly at (919) 542-5790, e-mail us at or check out our website:

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