This year, CROW will be celebrating and planning its 10th anniversary of the Crow River Clean Up Day, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 21. This event ties in with the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota State Water Trails System by connecting people with their local waters.
Many people can recall special memories about canoeing or camping. CROW has volunteers that have participated each year and can recall the water level/weather or “special” items found during the event. CROW staff has watched families and kids grow each year from pictures that were taken during the event.
The Crow River Clean-Up Day is a one-day event. Clean-up activities start at 8 a.m. and run until noon in each community along the Crow River. Following the clean up, volunteers enjoy a sponsor provided lunch while they admire their piles of trash. Each volunteer receives a t-shirt commemorating the event as a thank you for all their hard work.
If you are interested please contact Dan Nadeau, CROW Watershed Resource Specialist at 763-682-1933 Ext. 3 or your local contact. The local contact for Watertown is David Weeks at 952-955-1891.