Volunteers will meet at the Frankenmuth boat launch on Tuscola St. at 8:00am, divide up into groups, and then head out to certain sections of the river. The cleanup is expected to be done by noon. The committee hopes to clean approximately six miles of river from the Frankenmuth dam upstream to Tuscola. Volunteers are needed primarily to walk along the sides of the river to pick up trash, tires, and other debris. Because of the low water levels and the bottom of the river being exposed, it is expected to be very muddy. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes and shoes or hip boots/waders.
Individuals that are interested in helping in this ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ event are asked to contact Frankenmuth Parks and Recreation at 989-652-3440 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the last seven years, the Cass River Greenway Committee has held an annual river cleanup in July. During that time, section by section, they have cleaned more than 35 miles of river from Caro to Bridgeport. This special cleanup is being done in addition to those annual cleanups because of the abnormally low water levels.
The Cass River Greenway Committee is a group of local volunteers, assisted by professional resources and municipal leaders, working to enhance recreational opportunities and the environmental well-being of the Cass River corridor. For more information about the group and its activities visit www.CassRiver.org