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Annual Eagle River Cleanup is Saturday, followed by party

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The 21st Annual Eagle River Cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 12.
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EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle River Watershed Council’s the 21st annual Eagle River Cleanup, presented by Vail Resorts EpicPromise, will take place Saturday.

The Eagle Valley has long been characterized as an environmentally minded community with citizens who love to get out and make a difference. Each year, as soon as the summer heat begins to cool and the waters begin to calm, the community comes together with a common goal of cleaning the beloved waterways. This year is no exception as the Eagle River Watershed Council is proud to host the 21st annual Eagle River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon.

This year, more than 350 volunteers are expected to help care for and revitalize the local waterways. The popular, county-wide event is organized by the Eagle River Watershed Council, presented by Vail Resorts EpicPromise, sponsored by many local businesses, and supported by volunteers from Red Cliff to Dotsero to East Vail.

From 9 a.m. to noon, teams of volunteers will head for the river banks along the Eagle and Upper Colorado Rivers as well as Gore Creek to pick up trash and show support for the conservation and enhancement of the local watershed. All told, the massive community effort will clean nearly 70 miles of river throughout Eagle County.

THANK YOU BARBECUE

After a morning of hard work, volunteers and their families are invited to the Broken Arrow at Arrowhead from noon to 2 p.m. for a thank you barbecue provided by Vail Resorts, the Broken Arrow and Arrowhead Alpine Club. The party features music from local favorites The Turntable Revue, beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. and a prize drawing for the entire family.

MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

More volunteers are always needed, call the Eagle River Watershed Council at 970-827-5406 or email ranney@erwc.org to sign up. Volunteers meet on the river at assigned locations on the day of the event, so you must register in order to know where you are needed most.