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Volunteers sought for annual cleanup of Colorado River

The annual cleanup of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers is July 11 for interested volunteers.

Hosted by the Glenwood Springs River Commission, the cleanup puts volunteers in small groups to pick trash up along the river banks and around Glenwood Canyon.

Russ Arensman, river commission member, said where the cleanup occurs depends on how many volunteers show up.

“We would like to clean at least the north bank of the Colorado River from Grizzly Creek boat launch down through No Name to approximately the Hot Springs Pool,” Arensman said in an email.

If there’s enough volunteers, they could continue cleaning the north bank through the Gilstrap development and as far west as the end of the LOVA bike trail, Arensman added.

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In recent years, 40 to 100 people turned out for the event.

Most of what is collected are cans, bottles, paper and the occasional flip flop sandal, Arensman said.

Volunteers will be rewarded with free lunch, drinks and entertainment, such as acoustic music from Just Joan. For thirstier volunteers, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub will be out offering beer.

Boats are welcome to join the effort, as long as they email Patrick Murphy at cardiffgardenmanager@gmail.com for specific instructions.

If volunteers don’t preregister, they can arrive by 9 a.m. at the boat ramp shelter at Two Rivers Park — on Devereux Road across from Centennial Drive — to get their assignments.

For more information, contact Murphy at (970) 366-9099 or Andre McGregor at (970)-384-6429 or at andrew.mcgregor@cogs.us.

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