FOP9 Mississippi River Clean-Up is this Saturday

Friends of Pool 9 (FOP9) will be hosting its Pool 9 Mississippi River Clean-Up Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. There will be no mass meetings of individuals at the Lansing VFW building or elsewhere, as in year’s past, and there will not be a lunch following the clean-up. All volunteers are required to sign the 2021 Friends of Pool 9 Release of Liability form before participating in the event.

Collection sites include both on-foot by vehicle and on the water by boat. On-foot collection includes shoreline areas and boat landings on both sides of the river. Sites cleaned by boat include Upper-Pool areas launching at Visgers, New Albin Army Road and Black Hawk Park; Mid-Pool areas launching at De Soto and Lansing, or Lower-Pool areas out of Ferryville, Lynxville or Heytmans. Because of COVID protocol, individuals are asked to register early and not gather in large groups at any collection/registration site. All volunteers must sign the form and those under 18 years of age must have a parent’s signature as well.

Volunteers will be provided with gloves, garbage bags and water. Debris may be deposited at any of the other landings in Pool 9 and will be loaded and transported to one of the above-mentioned dumpsters. Volunteers with pick-ups or other trucks will be needed to transport debris.

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