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Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-8028
VAN BUREN, MO:Ozark National Scenic Riverways is hosting a river cleanup effort on April 22 and 23.Come join us as we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial by cleaning up along the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.Staff from Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Ozark Heritage Project, park concessioners, local chambers of commerce, area schools, youth groups, and volunteers will band together to tackle litter in the rivers and along the roads and accesses of the park.
The river clean-up is scheduled for April 22nd &23rd, with rain dates of May 6th &7th.You can register ahead of time or from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day at the following sites:Watercress Landing in Van Buren, Alley Spring river landing, Round Spring lower river landing, Two Rivers landing and Akers Ferry upper river landing.The staff at the registration sites will provide trash bags and river bags for your convenience.Dumpsters and recycling trailers will also be available for trash disposal throughout the park.Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves, and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the activity.
The Ozark Heritage Project is sponsoring a Saturday evening meal and entertainment for all participants beginning at 5 p.m. at the Watercress Landing in Van Buren.All registered participants who attend the appreciation dinner at Watercress Landing will be eligible for prize giveaways.It's a good time to enjoy friends, good music and throw your name in the hat for the prize drawings.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is committed to preserving the beautiful resources of the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.We are excited for the opportunity to unite with local communities in stewardship.
For more information or to pre-register call Cathy Runge at 573-323-4806 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;visit the park's Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.