River sweep planned for Oct. 6


The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society is sponsoring the 15th annual fall river “Shady” Sweep on Oct. 6 in memory of founder Dan Shade.

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

Registration is at 8 a.m. at the Vernon Commons off of Jackson Street in Vernon. 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.

Everyone is welcome to participate. A parent or other responsible adult must accompany young children. Volunteers are encouraged to dress in clothing appropriate for outdoor work and relative to the current weather conditions.

Participants will conclude their day at noon at the North Vernon City Park Shelter House No. 1, where lunch will be provided from food donated by local businesses.

Questions regarding the cleanup or sponsorship may be directed to 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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