About a hundred volunteers will spend today cleaning up a stretch of a central Iowa river. John Laird, with the Hamilton County Conservation Department, says they’ll be tackling about seven-miles of the Boone River, south of Webster City.
They’ll start at Briggs Woods Park at 7 A.M. Laird says to bring a canoe and life jacket, or use one of the 20 county-owned canoes that’ll be on stand-by. He says volunteers will float down the river, filling their canoes with all the garbage they can find, then they’ll be shuttled back to the park.
In years past, he says they typically will pick out between one and two tons of scrap metal, large amounts of garbage and about a hundred tires. For more details, call (515) 832-9570 or visit " conservation.hamiltoncountyiowa.com ".