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Volunteers needed for annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council will be hosting the 11th annual river cleanup on Saturday, September 20, and are seeking participants to join four local mayors in their efforts.
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell (center)

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell (center) /Courtesy of WMEAC

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Volunteers can register online here.

Sixth Street Bridge Park is located at the intersection of Monroe Avenue and Sixth Street.

Registration is now open for volunteers for the 11th annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup presented by West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) on Saturday, September 20. 

Staging will take place at Sixth Street Park promptly at 9 a.m. Gloves, waste and recycling bags, a light breakfast and lunch will all be provided for volunteers. WMEAC suggests that participants wear closed-toed shoes and dress according to the weather. 

The river cleanup will cover the banks of the Grand River and its tributaries through five communities including Grand Rapids, Grandville, Plainfield Township, Walker and Wyoming. Plaster Creek Watershed will get extra attention. 

The Grand River Cleanup was initiated by WMEAC in 2003. Mayor Heartwell joined in the efforts shortly afterwards and has been a supporter ever since. This year, several mayors will join Mayor Heartwell: Steve Maas of Grandville, Mark Huizenga of Walker and Jack Poll of Wyoming will all participate. 

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