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The Green Life: Green Your Weekend: Organize a River Cleanup

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September 13, 2013

Green Your Weekend: Organize a River Cleanup

Young blonde girl collecting trash alongside a riverYou may not want to believe it but the summer heat is dissipatingschool sessions are beginning, and fall is just around the corner. Whether you spent your summer white-water rafting, kayaking and canoeing, floating, fishing, or just plain ole' swimming, now's a great time do give back to your community by doing your part to keep America's bodies of water clean.

Make next weekend a green one by organizing a river cleanup with friends and family (it's easier than you'd think). And on the off chance organizing isn't your thing, just volunteer! You'll have a great time getting rid of rubbish, while helping keep our natural playgrounds in tip-top shape for next summer and making sure wildlife have safe wintering grounds

Watch the video below to learn more. 


-- Image courtesy of iStockphoto/vsurkov

Christine_SMChristine Coester is an editorial intern at Sierra. A fan of flora and fauna, she has a passion for conservation and environmental stewardship. Currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she is studying journalism with the hopes of making the world a better and greener place.


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