Sixteenth annual highway cleanup set for May 7
If You Go
What: Eagle River Watershed Council’s 16th annual Community Pride Highway Cleanup
When: 9 a.m.-noon, May 7
Where: 138 miles of Eagle County roadways
Information: A barbecue will follow at Arrowhead’s Broken Arrow Café. Call 970-827-5406 or email email@example.com today to become a team leader or to join an existing team.
EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle River Watershed Council’s 16th annual Community Pride Highway Cleanup is May 7.
The annual event attract hundreds of locals, who pick up trash along 138 miles of roadways in Eagle County (Interstate 70 and U.S. Highways 6, 24 and 131).
The event begins at 9 a.m., and a free thank-you barbecue follows at Arrowhead’s Broken Arrow Cafe.
The party will feature live music from First Chair, beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., free gifts and the chance to win raffle prizes.
The highlight of the party is the Golden Toilet Seat Award given to the team that collects the most unusual piece of trash. In 2015, the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District team earned the award for finding a set of oars along U.S. Highway 24 in Minturn.
Local businesses, organizations, families and friends form teams and can register for cleaning up a one- or two-mile stretch of road.
In 2015, volunteers removed more than 10 tons of trash from local roadways.