One day left to register for River Clean Up | Environment
There's one day left to register for the 11th Annual Spokane River Cleanup happening on Saturday morning. The Friends of the Falls are coordinating the event that will clean up the river banks from High Bridge Park to the the University District.
Between 800 and 1,000 volunteers are expected to join in the clean up efforts. Most of the work will be done on the banks of the river, but boaters will take to the water to remove trash and debris. This year, the NW Whitewater Association and Spokane River Forum are partnering with Friends of the Falls to extend the clean up to Spokane Valley for an “upriver scrub”.
Last year, more than 600 volunteers collected more than four tons of trash from the river banks. Around a third of that was recycled. Since parking is limited, participants are asked to park at Spokane Falls Community College and take the bus to High Bridge Park. STA will be running buses every 15 minutes, and free bus passes will be provided for the event. There will also be a staffed bike corral at the park.
Friends of the Falls is bringing a spirit of fun to event by bringing back the Most Interesting Trash Contest. Spokane artists will serve as the judges and each will use the items selected to create art that will be displayed at Terrain on October 5th.
Area schools will compete for the High School Clean Cup which will go to the school with the most volunteers. This year's clean up is also introducing the Corporate Cup with Avista, City of Spokane, Grow Gear and Washington Trust Bank among the participants.
While pre-registration is encouraged, walk-up registration is welcome as well. To register click HERE, registration closes at 5 pm on Wednesday.