Join our friends at WMEAC for the 9th Annual Mayors’ Grand River Clean Up on Saturday, September 15 at Sixth Street Park.
Over the past eight years, thousands of volunteers have picked up nearly 100,000 pounds of refuse from the banks of the Grand River and its tributaries in Grand Rapids, Walker, Grandville and Wyoming. In 2011, a record 370 volunteers picked up a record 23,043 pounds of trash from 16 miles of riverbank.
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, Walker Mayor Rob VerHeulen, Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll and Grandville Mayor James Buck are sponsoring this year’s clean up of the Grand River in their respective communities. An estimated 450 volunteers are needed to collectively cover over 12 miles of riverbank.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at Sixth Street Park with the Clean Up running from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be transported by shuttle bus to various locations in Grand Rapids, Walker, Wyoming, and Grandville. Refreshments will be served before and after the event.
Go to http://www.grandrivercleanup.com/ for more details and to sign up!