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Volunteers Needed for Clean-up

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The annual Iowa River Clean-up is looking for volunteers to help clean up the Iowa River. Participants will haul trash out of a 9.5 mile stretch of the river in canoes and take them from Iowa City to Hills. The clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 a.m. Everyone will meet at Sturgis Boat Ferry, located on South Riverside Drive just South of Highway 6 in Iowa City.

Volunteers with their own canoes are invited to register. A limited number of canoes will be available to loan to volunteers who sign up to help and request a canoe before Sept. 5.

People are also needed to work on land during the clean-up, helping to clear trash from riverbanks, offload junk from canoes, and sort collected materials for recycling. Those interested in joining the effort are asked to meet at noon at Hills Access, a rural park located one-half mile east of Hills on 520th Street.

To register as a volunteer or to request a canoe for the event, visit www.iarvcp.org. For more information about the event, contact carol-sweeting@iowa-city.org or call 319-541-2385. Paddlers may also call Dan Ceynar at 319-321-1755 for more information.

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