Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chetco River clean-up October 22nd—Volunteers Needed

Brookings, Oregon – Community members are invited to join the Chetco River Watershed Council on October 22, 2011 for a Chetco River fall clean-up. Cleanup will start at Loeb State Park at 9 A.MLots of help is needed to make the cleanup a success. For more information contact: Stan Easley 541 661-1820 or Karen Munson 541 469-1043.

The Chetco River Watershed Council is working to preserve and enhance the Chetco River's watershed.
Chetco River Watershed Council cleaning up one of the river's beaches.

The Chetco River Watershed Council is dedicated to protecting the Chetco River because a healthy community starts with a healthy river. Clean and healthy rivers have the potential to provide everything from clean drinking water to recreation opportunities to fish and wildlife habitat,” said Karen Munson, CRWC member.

“The CRWC is committed to keeping the Chetco River clean so we can protect it for us – and future generations. Participating in a river clean-up is one way that citizens can do their part for the river we all love,” said Munson. “Healthy communities need healthy rivers and it’s thrilling to see so many people across the nation pitching in to protect their streams,” said Rebecca Wodder, President of American Rivers. “We applaud the work of CRWC not just for speaking out for the Chetco River, but for taking action to keep it healthy.”

The mission of the Chetco River Watershed Council is to preserve and enhance the Chetco River watershed through organization to coordinate projects improving the overall health of the Chetco watershed. The council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 PM at the Chetco Community Public Library small conference room.