Lower Wapsipinicon River Cleanup Project, Aug. 24-26 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KJ Rebarcak   
Tuesday, 03 July 2007 03:31

The Lower Wapsipinicon River Cleanup Project’s second annual event will take place August 24-26, 2007. This canoe-based river cleanup will begin Saturday morning at Allen's Grove Park near Donahue, IA, and end Sunday afternoon at Walter's Landing near McCausland, IA. The 21-mile trip will run through both Clinton and Scott Counties.

Base camp for Friday and Saturday nights will be at Rock Creek Marina in Clinton County. Tent camping is free; cabins and electrical sites are available for an extra charge. Showers, flush toilets, and running water will be available at the campground. The Friday night stay is optional. The cleanup will actually begin early Saturday morning, August 25.

Participants may bring their own food or pay for catered meals in advance with their registration. We will offer all three meals on Saturday (including a free fish boil on Saturday night), and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Participants may choose any or all of the meals. T-shirts will be offered for sale, and the Clinton County Conservation board will provide a free educational program on Saturday evening.

A limited number of canoes, paddles, and orange "keyhole" PFDs will be provided free for those who don't have or don't want to use their own. PFDs are required to be worn at all times while participants are on the river.

For more information, you may contact coordinator Melisa Petersen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 309-737-9016; visit the website at www.lowerwapsicleanup.org; or write to LWRCP, PO Box 333, Long Grove, IA 52756.

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