Red River Clean Up (Saturday, October 16th)

  • 16 Oct 2010
  • 8:00 AM
  • Stoner boat launch
On Saturday, October 16th at 8am, the Bayou Chapter of the Ozark Society partnered with the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of the Arkansas Canoe Club will kick-off the 1st annual Red River Clean Up in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana. Launch site will be the Stoner boat launch. The Red River provides drinking water, flood protection, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and economic benefits to our community. It is a vital part of our heritage and is a source of community identity and pride. This annual event will raises public awareness of the magnitude of trash accumulating in our river as well as all of our Nation’s waterways. The Bayou Chapter of the Ozark Society and the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of the ACC are dedicated to protecting our Red River because a healthy community starts with a healthy river. We are excited to see that the community is welcoming this opportunity to volunteer and pitch in because a cleaner river is a healthier river.
We are partnered with two national organizations that focus on America’s waterways and oceans. The Red River Clean Up is registered as a National River Cleanup with American Rivershttp://www.americanrivers.org . It is also registered with PADI’s Project Awarehttp://www.projectaware.org who is focused on conserving underwater environments. The list of interested parties is still growing, however we are pleased to have the support and participation of the following organizations:

Army Corp of Engineers 
Ashleys Building & Construction 
Bossier Parish Water Rescue 
Boy Scout Troops 
BPCC’s Green Club 
Caddo Parish River Patrol 
Capt. Shreve High School 
Ethnos Coffee and Tea 
Gumbo to Geaux 
Hick’s Electrics 
Keep Bossier Beautiful 
Parkway High School 
Pratt Recycling 
Red River Scuba 
Reeves Marine 
Shreveport Green 
Shreveport Parks and Recreation 
Shreveport Rugby Club 
Shreveport Sail & Power Squadron 
Please join us for our planning meetings. Look for the dates and times to be broadcast via yahoo groups and Facebook. Our next meeting is Wednesday September 22nd at Reeves Marine at 6pm

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