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 as part of the “The Great Mississippi River Cleanup” sponsored by Living Lands and Waters (LLW), of East Moline, Ill., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Last year, “The Great Mississippi River Cleanup” was held in 23 cities with 2,459 volunteers and removed 127,230 pounds of debris from the Mississippi River between St. Paul, Minn., and St. Louis, Mo.
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. Pre-registration is required to ensure availability of supplies at the cleanup. Registration can be completed by visiting www.livinglandsandwaters.org/events/view/great-mississippi-river-cleanup. Registration deadline is Monday, September 2.
Local staging areas are as follows:
· Pool 5A – McNally Landing, Winona, Minn.
GPS: N44 04.874; W091 41.342
·Pool 6 – Latsch Island Beach, Winona, Minn.
GPS: N44 03 28.99; W091 38 07.04