“Splash for Trash” event takes aim at Madison County’s Flint River

The first river cleanup of 2012 is scheduled for Saturday. (The Huntsville Times/Bob Gathany)

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Flint River Conservation Association is sponsoring the year’s first “Splash for Trash” river cleanup event Saturday.

To register, call Soos Weber at 509-1219 by Thursday afternoon. Participants can bring their own canoes and kayaks, or rent one for $20. Those who don’t want to paddle will be assigned to a “landlubber crew” to clean up around bridge crossings.

Weber said the volunteers will be focusing on a four-mile stretch of the Flint River between Hays Nature Preserve and the bridge at Old Big Cove Road.

Last year’s two “Splash for Trash” events rounded up about 2.5 tons of tires, plastic bottles and other floating debris.

via “Splash for Trash” event takes aim at Madison County’s Flint River | al.com.

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