Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup
You pick a day and time between July 23- July 30 to volunteer with your own group.
Friends’ Annual River Cleanup Event
In the summer of 2020 the Friends’ river cleanup committee came up with some exciting ideas about a modified event – where participants register online at the Friends’ website and are able to clean a self-selected section of the river over a one week period of time in groups they organize themselves. With an overwhelming response in volunteer participation (almost 200 volunteers in 2021!) we have decided to continue our river cleanup event in this "modified method." We provide two dumpsters for volunteers to put their trash, if needed, in Owosso and in Chesaning. We will also provide trash bags and 5 gal buckets for volunteers the week prior to the cleanup. Our river cleanup event is focused on trash and tire removal from the river itself, the riverbanks, and the surrounding areas - such as riverside parks and public areas. If you are able to help, register today! If you are unable to volunteer but would still like to contribute to our mission to Care, Share, and Enjoy the Shiawassee River click here to donate.
To reduce landfill waste we have made a few changes this year. We will only give t-shirts to the first 100 volunteers to register and we will not be providing gloves to volunteers. If you are in need of gloves for the cleanup and cannot afford any please contact us.
We also partner with the Shiawassee Health Department to provide a Tire Collection, open to the public, in which you can drop off your tires to be recycled at a discounted rate. The Tire Collection will be Saturday, July 30. More information to come! Tires pulled from the river will be recycled for free and we will give you information on how to do that after you have registered.
If you have any questions we would be happy to assist you!
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