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Old 08-06-2008   #1
 
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Poudre Clean-up Event?

Is there an annual Clean-Up Event on the Poudre River?

The last couple times taking my kids down the Filter Plant section (running slalom between the hordes of tubers) I've noticed that the banks in that section are littered with dozens of blown inner tubes, beer cans, smashed coolers, cheap water bottles, at least three dozen sandals - all non matching cheap flip flops, etc.

Is there any group that organizes an annual clean up event? Do they organize a clean-up in conjunction with the River Fest that occurred last month?

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I lost a tube on the F Plant and feel bad about it. I will help with your efforts.

American Rivers has an annual river clean up event. Check it here.
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I lost a tube on the F Plant and feel bad about it. I will help with your efforts.

American Rivers has an annual river clean up event. Check it here.

They want someone to register weeks in advance. Lets just do this thing. I'll bring a truck and trash bags, and I bet we can get a keg of beer donated.

Why don't I suggest a date? How about the evening of Saturday, August 23? If everyone is in to it, chime in and we'll get the admins to make us a sticky...
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Sounds like a great idea. I wouldn't be able to make Sat the 23rd but I will donate a fresh copy of Whitewater of the Southern Rockies to the man or women who collects the most trash by weight if this thing goes down.
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agree

Just better to do it. And drink beer at the same time. I also have a truck we can load trash into.
Maybe Sunday evening would be better. We could collect that full weekend of trash, as well. (Aug 24)
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If someone were to call Ted's or any local business, I'd imagine they'd donate their dumpster space.

Might be worth rounding up some duckies to haul stuff, as getting in and out of a kayak gets old quick. Is there still enough water to get a larger raft through there? Again I would hope one of the outfitters would jump at lending out some boats to help.
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if we can agree on a date, and if i'm in town that weekend, i'll offer my raft for trash collection purposes. a tarp in the front and back should hold a lot of bottles, cans, and tubes....
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Maybe Sunday evening would be better. We could collect that full weekend of trash, as well. (Aug 24)
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I agree with this. Let's do it Sunday the 24th in the evening. If there is enough water I'll row the mini-me and collect trash with it. I've done this before and the Mishawaka has let me use their dumpster space.

Admins, can you make a sticky? Let's all meet at 6:00 at Picnic Rock. Bring trash bags, trucks, and beer. If anyone has friends over at New Belgium, O'Dells, or FTC Brewery ask them if they'll donate a keg. Also guides, inform your co-workers. Maybe we can get a bus for this!
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Oh Randy you are so dreamy with your love for the environment and mini me, hey I will be there if I haven't sold out to the man yet
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Oh Randy you are so dreamy with your love for the environment and mini me, hey I will be there if I haven't sold out to the man yet
You have already sold out to the man! You should wear a pant suit to the event!
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