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Volunteers Needed for Special Clean ups this Fall

We need your help in the next few weeks before snow falls to clean up trash in Snakey Creek in Moorhead and the drains in Fargo. Please share this opportunity with others. Any help will make a huge difference. This is NOT a Red River Trail Clean Up and additional safety precautions apply to participate. Only adults can participate at these locations:

Snakey Creek Clean Up: Snakey Creek flows nearly ½ mile through M. B. Johnson Park in Moorhead and eventually dumps into the Red River. We worked with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers this week and in just a small section, several hundred pounds of wet and muddy plastic bags were picked up.  This terrain is difficult to navigate. Volunteers must be capable adults who can bring a pair of rubber boots and work gloves. This will require going up and down steep and slippery banks and navigating around tree snags that are in the creek. Volunteer groups of 2-5 will schedule a date and two-hour time slot to go out with a member of River Keepers staff.

Fargo Drain Clean Ups: The drainage ditches in Fargo lead to the Red River. We need adult volunteers who can clean up around these drains. This will require getting close to the water in the ditch and using pickers to grab the trash which is mostly food and beverage containers and plastic. We are currently focusing on Drain 27 near Independence Elementary School.

After over 30 years of coordinating clean ups, we know, and our supporters know the importance of picking up trash. Trash in and near the Red River is not only unsightly, but it has environmental consequences that harm our drinking water, wildlife, and recreational use of the river and nearby trails. We thank everyone for voicing your concerns and your hard work to get these areas cleaned.

In order to participate, registration is required. Fill out our volunteer form and specify what you are interested in. Volunteers will work with staff to schedule a date and time and get an agreement form signed.

Project Partners: City of Moorhead, Southeast Cass Water Resource District, Fargo Park District, River Keepers