Mississippi Clean Up This Saturday


A massive volunteer effort to clean the mighty Mississippi has now expanded to 30 cities and is growing into a summer-long campaign.  Living Lands & Water will begin its Great Mississippi River Clean-up on June 11th, when volunteers will gather along the Mississippi from Saint Paul, MN to Prairie Du Chien, WI. Other cities joining this northern most leg of the clean-up will be Red Wing, MN;  Wabasha, MN, Winona, MN; Alma, WI; Buffalo City, WI and  LaCrosse, WI.

The clean-up, which encompassed 22 cities in its inaugural year, has grown to 30, requiring organizers to expand to monthly clean-ups across the summer.  In all, 1,200-1,500 volunteers are expected to take part in this year’s clean-up of the iconic waterway.

Living Lands & Waters is an environmental organization established in 1998 and headquartered in East Moline, Illinois.  LL&W has removed more than six million pounds of trash through cleanup efforts along the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois and Potomac Rivers since its launch over 12 years ago.

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