South Platte Cleanup

From our CO correspondent Will Rice, comes news Mile High carp junkies are getting together on Sunday April 24th to help clean up a section of the South Platte River that runs through metro Denver. There will be a “river clean up” strategy event the night before (April 25th) at the Thin Man Tavern located at Race Street and 17th Avenue. Strategy discussions will, of course, involve the requisite ales and tales, and offer and opportunity for anyone who cares about urban water access and quality to get together. Anglers are encouraged to attend both events. Official details on the river clean up effort are below and can be found at http://www.southplattecleanup.com/:

Help Clean Up the South Platte River and Bike Paths April 25th at 11 am at Union Avenue Put In.

This is an all volunteer event to pick up trash along the South Platte River and Bike Paths.

Over the last three events nearly 600 rafters, kayakers, cyclists and pedestrians have successfully removed over 6 TONS of garbage from the river and bike path. The event garnered local and regional media coverage as the lead story on several news channels, as well as appearing in the local papers.

When: 4/25/10
Registration starts at 9 am
Clean Up: 11 am – 3 pm
After Party: 3 pm – 5 pm
Raffle & Product Giveaways start at 4 pm

Where: We will be starting at the Union Ave Put In, rafting, kayaking, biking and walking 6 miles of the S. Platte River and Bike Path finishing at Habitat Park. A complimentary shuttle from Habitat Park, where there is ample parking (even for trailers), to the start will be available in the morning only.
Put-In/Start: Union Chutes, On W. Union Ave. just west of S. Sante Fe Dr.
Take-Out/Finish: Habitat Park, S. Jason St. & Exposition Ave, Denver, CO

What: If you’ve got a raft, bring it we will find people to float with you, bikes and your own feet are other ways to be involved. Please see our personal gear checklist for suggestions on how to be prepared for a float trip in April.


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