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Volunteers to pick up NF CdA River Saturday


Coeur d'Alene River cutthroats have the unusual tendency to spend winter and summer in the same stretch of stream.
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)
Coeur d'Alene River cutthroats have the unusual tendency to spend winter and summer in the same stretch of stream. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

PUBLIC LANDS — The crowds that trashed the prized North Fork Coeur d'Alene fishing waters this summer have subsided back to the places they leave their garbage the rest of the year.

So it’s time for a river cleanup.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River Watershed Advisory Group and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests are organizing a public clean-up day including a free BBQ lunch and prizes for the “most interesting” garbage collected.

  • The river cleanup event will begin at 9 a,m. 
  • Volunteers check-in at Albert’s Landing, 2 miles north of Kingston on Old River Road.
  • Barbecue and prize drawings will start at 1 p.m.

Info: Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District at (208) 769-3028.

”We are thrilled to host this much-needed river cleanup,” said Kajsa Stromberg, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality scientist and WAG facilitator. “All summer-long, there have been boaters, floaters, campers, and other visitors enjoying the North Fork and now we have cans and garbage piling up along the river banks and filling up its deep pools. Sometimes the river shines with all the cans.”




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