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10th Annual Spokane River Clean Up set for September 29th

It seems so quick but one of my favorite events is upon us: The 10th Annual Spokane River Clean Up will be on Saturday, September 29th. This is your chance to join 800 to 1000 Spokane River lovers to help cart out the trash that accumulates annually.

Go to to register. Clean-up areas include Spokane Valley, the University District and the Spokane River Gorge below downtown. That’s over twenty miles of river you can help clean-up. A growing list of groups, clubs and organizations participate as a way to give back to the community and beautify the river. Examples include high schools, churches, rotary clubs and conservation groups. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced picker-upper, you’re invited to join the fun.

From Friends Of The Falls:

What’s new this year? We’ve added new ways for groups to participate. Recruit friends, classmates, co-workers - or your favorite group or club, and you can register as a group or as an independent team. If you register as a group, we’ll make sure you all work in the same clean-up area (along with other volunteers). But if you’ve got at least 10 in your group and one attends our team training on the evening of September 25, you can register as an independent team and receive a dedicated work area. Plus, if your team represents a business or other organization, you can sign up to compete in our 1st annual Corporate Cup.

Pre-registration opens September 1, so check back then. Until then, please “like” our River Clean-Up page on Facebook. Pre-register by 5:00 pm, September 17 and you’ll have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Mountain Gear!

Stay tuned for more details about this wonderful event.

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