Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ozark Society, Arkansas Canoe Club, Shreveport Green volunteers to mount a Red River Clean-Up Day on Sat, Oct 16, 8 am

It's easy to take the Red River for granted. But it is quite worthy of our
thought and perhaps more comforting than politics as a civic concern.

The Red is gar and gators and garbage: it is increasingly a place for recreation and fishing, it still has economic potential and is a never-ending repository for our refuse. The river is also the source of drinking water for Bossier.

Thus, a clean-up: on Saturday, October 16th at 8 a.m., volunteers from the Bayou Chapter of the Ozark Society will partner with the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of the Arkansas Canoe Club and Shreveport Green to kick-off the 1st annual Red River Clean Up in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana.

This annual event aims tol raise public awareness of the magnitude of trash accumulating in our river as well as all of our Nation’s waterways.

The clean-up joins locals with two national organizations that focus on America’s waterways and oceans. The Red River Clean Up is registered as a National River Cleanup with American Rivers http://
www.americanrivers.org . It is also registered with PADI’s Project Aware http://www.projectaware.org, which is focused on conserving underwater environments.

If you would like to be a part of this event, we could really use your help, says Nancy Larned – whether it’s an extra set of hands OR a handful of volunteers from your organization or business. If you cannot be there, you can make a donation of work gloves, food, drinks or door prizes for our incredible volunteers. We welcome ideas and expertise as well.

Info -
- Adam Willard, ashleysbuilding@suddenlink.net 318-423-1690
- Nancy Larned, Growing Green Program Manager,
Sci-Port: 318-424-3466
njlarned@yahoo.com

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

It's a great opportunity to make a difference. We'll be there.