15th Annual Riversweep & Junk Jam

Date: September 6, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Cost: Free

From a Press Release from BRAT:

"The Black River Action Team (BRAT) invites volunteers of all ages to lend their time and elbow-grease to the 15th Annual RiverSweep! Held on the Saturday after Labor Day Weekend (this year on September 6th), RiverSweep is a trash-gathering extravaganza aimed at the bed and banks of the Black River in Windsor County, Vermont.

Stop in at one of two headquarters after 8AM on September 6th: in Springfield at the Citizens Bank drive-up by the footbridge in the Shopping Plaza on the Chester Road, or in Ludlow at the gazebo on the town green in Veterans Park by the Fletcher Memorial Library.  Sign in, pick up a little light refreshment, work-gloves and garbage bags. Pick a place to look for trash, and set off. Bring back your "haul" by 11AM so BRAT can take inventory and photos; clean up and enjoy some lunch donated by area business-folks.

In recognition of this being the 15th RiverSweep, pick a piece of trash to "play" in the first-ever "Junk Jam" -- a spontaneous music-making event in the spirit of The Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Cleaning up is important, but it can also be creative and fun to repurpose our junk!

RiverSweep and Junk Jam will wrap up by noon. Please contact BRAT Director Kelly Stettner for more details or with any questions: blackrivercleanup@yahoo.com or (802) 885-1533. 

Donations are gratefully accepted sent either directly to BRAT (101 Perley Gordon Rd, Springfield VT 05156) or to BRAT's fiscal agent, Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District (made out to ONRCD with a note of "BRAT" on the check, mailed to ONRCD, 28 Farmvu Dr, WRJ VT 05001)."

Learn more about the Black River Action Team

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