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Muskegon River cleanup

The 11th Annual Muskegon River Cleanup was held on August 3 this year. The event starts with registration at the Bridgeton Township Launch Area from 9 a.m. until noon.  Approximately 300 people registered this year.  After people registered, they launched their flotation devices and headed downriver, collecting trash on their way to Maple Island Launch area, where it is collected in a large dump truck.  At 5 p.m. at Maple Island Launch Area, 15 kayaks were given away to 15 lucky participants of the event this year.

This year 1,838 beverage containers, 31 flip flops, numerous lighters, 6 rafts, 11 vapes, a driver’s license, which was returned to the owner, 26 pieces of treated lumber and one tire were removed from the river.  It was reported that the river was rather murky from a recent rain and that made  it harder to see trash along the bottom.  It was still a good day.  

The event is always held on the first Saturday in August.  Next year the event will be on August 5, 2023. We would like to thank this year’s donors.  We can’t hold this event without you.  A special thank you to Bridgeton Township for allowing us the use of the Launch areas.  If you would like to help out with a donation, an account has been opened at Choice One Banks.  All money goes to purchase the cleanup giveaways. This is strictly a volunteer organization. No one ever gets paid to help or collect trash, so we like to give away as many kayaks to participants as we can afford. 

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