River cleanup planned

The 14th annual spring river cleanup of the Muscatatuck River will be April 25 in Vernon.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to canoe a section of the river or walk along its bank while collecting trash, according to a news release from Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society.

The society is organizing the event, which also is known as the sixth annual Kevin’s Kleanup. It’s in memory of Kevin Jayne, who is the former president of the society.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Small children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adults. All are encouraged to dress in clothing appropriate for outdoor work and relative to the current weather conditions.

Registration is at 8 a.m. at the Vernon Commons off Jackson Street in Vernon. A brief safety instruction, equipment distribution and group location assignments will be conducted before participants will go to the river sweep locations. Participants interested in canoeing during the cleanup must provide their own canoe.

Participants will conclude their day at noon at the North Vernon City Park Shelter House 3, where lunch will be provided from food donated by local businesses.

Questions regarding the cleanup or sponsorship may be directed to Troy Jackson, public relations, at 812-592-0481 or Tom Moore, society secretary, at 812-592-0319.

The society also has website at fomrs.org and a Facebook group.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.