Friday, August 03, 2007

Free Canoe Trip on the Illinois River Sept. 8, 2007


The OSRC holds 3 Illinois River Cleanups each summer, scheduled for the Friday following each of the major holidays - Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. To participate in a cleanup, volunteers should contact the OSRC by the Wednesday prior to the cleanup, at (918) 456-3251, or at

The OSRC and canoe livery operators along the River, with help from Save the Illinois River (STIR) and other local agencies, have sponsored canoe-based trash cleanups two or three times a year, on Fridays following major holidays (Memorial, Independence and Labor Days).

Free canoes and trash bags are provided to participants willing to collect trash along an approximately 6-mile stretch of the River. Participants who bring in trash can also register for a drawing for a new canoe, which will be given away during the post-Labor Day cleanup (Sept. 8 this year).

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