Every little bit and every volunteer helps
Last Saturday was a success for the Spokane River Forum's Spokane River Cleanup in partnership with the Lands Council. This year over 800 folks were out in force along the river participating in the annual river cleanup. Each year the cleanup removes 3-4 tons of trash in the Spokane River, a success for sure, but a constant battle every year.
Wayne from the shop along with his son Williams participated in the lower river cleanup. Mike, Jen, and I joined the folks in the valley at Mirabeau and collected all sorts of trash along the south banks of the Spokane River. You can take a quick glance at the river's banks and not notice anything major, but when you are down amongst the rocks you really start to see the small items like cans, glass, blankets, pvc pipe, etc that somehow make there way to river. It's surprising how much you can pick up in just a couple hours. I know Mike, Jen, and I were exhausted after a couple hours of work. It felt great thought to clean up the garbage, enjoy some fresh September air, and get a work out in!
We hope to see more of you there next year!