Spring river cleanup


The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society is hosting its 17th annual spring river cleanup.

Also known as the ninth annual Kevin’s Kleanup in memory of Kevin Jayne, former president of the group, the event is set for April 28.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to canoe a section of the Muscatatuck River or walk along its banks while collecting trash and contributing positively to the environment and community.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Organizers ask that small children be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Volunteers are encouraged to dress in clothing appropriate for outdoor work and relative to the weather conditions.

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

Volunteers will conclude their day at noon at North Vernon City Park Shelter House 1, where lunch will be provided from food donated by local businesses.

For information about the cleanup or sponsorship, call Vice President Troy Jackson at 812-592-0481 or secretary Tom Moore at 812-592-0319.

Information: fomrs.org or find the group on Facebook

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