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May 4, 2019, 8:45 am - 12:00 pmFree
UWM at Washington County is making plans to join clean-up efforts in areas that include the Milwaukee River on Saturday morning, May 4. (NOTE – The date was rescheduled from 4/27, due to inclement weather predictions.) The project is in conjunction with the Milwaukee Riverkeeper Cleanup, now in its 24th year.
Over 200 local volunteers, including UWM at WC students, faculty and staff along with area community members participate in the clean-up efforts. They join over 3,000 statewide volunteers who will be cleaning up over 50 different sites along the Milwaukee River from Kewaskum through downtown Milwaukee.
Local teams will pick up trash in the following locations: the River Walk (north and south teams), Eisenbahn Trail, Ridge Run Park, UWM at WC and University Drive, Silver Creek (2 locations), Quaas Creek Park, LacLawrann Conservancy, Bicentennial Park, and Silver Creek.
The annual river cleanup is part of Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s Spring Cleanup Efforts. The science-based
advocacy organization works for “swimmable, fishable rivers throughout the Milwaukee River Basin.”
Anyone wishing to join the effort should meet at 8:45am in the student parking lot at the campus, located
at 400 South University Drive in West Bend) and work until noon. Participants should wear old clothes and rain gear (as needed). Trash bags and gloves are provided. Donations of baked goods are welcome.
Participants will receive free t-shirts as well as a pass to the Milwaukee County Zoo and Milwaukee Domes.