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Upper French Broad River Clean-Up

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May 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The French Broad River Clean-Up remains the best volunteer gig in town: a canoe ride down the river, along with a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and all the garbage bags you can fill. Since the inception of “The Upper French Broad River Clean Up Day” in 1992, the annual river clean-up has netted more than 2,900 garbage bags, 4,500 old tires and roughly 13 additional tons of trash along the upper French Broad. Over 3,000 volunteers have participated in the event, many of them returning year after year.
Volunteers show up at Headwaters at 9:00 am and will be treated to a light breakfast before being shuttled to a launching area in Rosman. Everyone will be assigned canoes (no kayaks please), paddles, life jackets, and garbage bags. Participants should bring sturdy gloves, river shoes and tools such as long-handled barbecue tongs to grab trash with. Its always a good idea to bring a change of clothing for afterwards!

After the clean-up, volunteers are served a lunch at Headwaters. Lunch is a light-hearted affair, with volunteers swapping tales of creatures hitchhiking in garbage bags and unusual finds excavated from the riverbed. Although support for the clean-up has remained steady despite hard economic times, new in-kind donations of cash or food are always welcome. Feeding all the hungry trash collectors can get expensive. We could not do this event without the gracious help of local businesses. I think they realize, as do we, that the clean-up has an economic as well as an environmental benefit. When the river is pristine-looking; visitors come more often, stay longer, and spend more money locally, which helps all of us who live and work here.

To Volunteer, Donate, or Sponsor this event:

Call Headwaters Outfitters at 828-877-3106 or email at info@headwatersoutfitters.com

 

Details

Date:
May 19, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
http://www.headwatersoutfitters.com/event/upper-french-broad-river-clean-up/

Venue

Headwaters Outfitters
25 Parkway Rd
Rosman, North Carolina 28772 United States
Phone
828-877-3106
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