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River cleanup scheduled

Feel like giving mother nature a hand? Come by and pitch in at the sixth annual Roaring Fork River Cleanup on Saturday along the Roaring Fork river.Immediately following registration, volunteers will be sent out in teams – armed with trash bags – to clean up along the river between Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Only experienced waders are asked to wade into the river to retrieve trash. Others are cautioned not to go into the river, but to focus on the banks of the river.The cleanup is expected to continue until 11:30 when teams are invited to head to Arbaney Park, in Basalt, to attend the volunteer appreciation barbecue at noon.After lunch will be the annual, “best of trash awards.” Participants are encouraged to bring their best trash items, found that morning, to the barbecue in order to be judged during lunch. Prizes will be awarded according to multiple categories including kid’s catch, most toxic, most useful, and judges choice.The cleanup is organized by the Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited. All volunteers will receive a 2006 River Cleanup T-shirt. BreakoutRegistration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the following locations:Aspen – Jaffee Park in Woody Creek CanyonBasalt – Lions Park, next to the LibraryCarbondale – In front of the Days InnGlenwood Springs – Two Rivers Park

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