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Annual Spokane River Clean-up canceled

Tyler Zandhuisen, Dave Nelson and Mike Carey drag an old shopping cart from the banks of the Spokane River near Helena and South Riverton during the Seventh Annual Spokane River Clean-up. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Tyler Zandhuisen, Dave Nelson and Mike Carey drag an old shopping cart from the banks of the Spokane River near Helena and South Riverton during the Seventh Annual Spokane River Clean-up. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

CONSERVATION -- The Spokane River Clean-up, an annual volunteer event started in 2003, is canceled for this year.

Tim Sanger of Friends of the Falls said in a media release the group did not have the resources to run the cleanup this year.

The group will focus on organizing a broader program next year, he said.

In recent years, as many as 800 volunteers enjoyed friendly competition that resulted in tons of garbage removed from the river corridor.



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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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