Need volunteers for annual river cleanup

By | August 9, 2019

The Friends of the Black River is sending out a call for volunteers to help with the group’s annual river cleanup. The cleanup will be held Saturday, Aug. 24. Volunteers are asked to meet at Al Young Park in Black River Falls at 8 a.m. to be assigned a section of the river. Al Young Park is at south end of South First Street.

 Volunteers can clean up by paddling the river or by patrolling along the shore. Those who have a preference should let FBR President Steve Rake know where they would like to patrol. Rake can be contacted by calling (715) 284-2087.

FBR will provide a free lunch to volunteers at Al Young Park at noon.

FBR has been holding the annual river cleanup since the organization began in 2004. Along with removing trash from the waterway that could prove hazardous, the cleanup ensures those paddling or floating on the river will be able to enjoy the natural scenery offered by the Black River.

For more information or to indicate willingness to help, contact Rake or emailing

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