Minnesota Environmental Fund member Freshwater Society recently added Adopt-A-River to their suite of programs that emphasize community leadership for clean water.
Since 1989, Adopt a River has supported over 3,200 cleanups that have engaged over 90,000 volunteers in 300,000 hours of service to watershed areas throughout the state. These efforts have collectively resulted in over 6.5 million pounds of trash removed from 11,000 miles of shoreline along rivers, lakes, streams, and other natural areas.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: In light of the pandemic and this transition, we will not be hosting the larger events, and supplies will not be sent out for cleanups. We still encourage you to register to participate in the program if interested, and to report the results of your cleanups online. If you have questions, please contact our Program Coordinator, Alex Van Loh.
In the meantime, we hope you still feel empowered to clean up your neighborhood, community spaces, and waterways. Always practice social distancing and make safety your priority with these tips.
Since 1968, Freshwater has been a leading public nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving freshwater resources and their surrounding watersheds.
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