This year, volunteers will walk in a different stretch of the river, filling large canoes with the trash. Afterward, workers will find a light lunch waiting, donated and served by Rotary North Manchester.
Gloves, trash bags and drinking water will be provided. Volunteers need to bring enclosed water shoes, tennis shoes or boots – absolutely no sandals. They should plan to trudge through sometimes waist-high or deeper waters with poison ivy along the shoreline. Plan for bugs. Leave your favorite clothes, cell phones and jewelry at home.
Volunteers will gather at 8:30 a.m. at the North Manchester Street Department, 407 Wabash Road. They'll begin with some quick lessons in safety and river quality.