April: Earth Day 50th Anniversary

April Earth Day cleanups and Social Distancing

Earth Day turns 50 years old this month and although we have rescheduled our group cleanups, many BRWC directors and volunteers will be out doing individual cleanups. If you do a cleanup, here are some helpful instructions on how you can contribute to a healthier environment and remain safe at the same time:

  • Bring your own gloves such as gardening gloves, work gloves or dishwashing gloves;
  • Bring your own bucket with you and large trash bags. Empty the bucket into the trash bag since a full trash bag may be difficult to maneuver;
  • Only you should use your gloves, bucket and bags!
  • Maintain a minimum 6’ distance between yourself and others; and
  • Wash your hands or sanitize them upon completion.

Remember that fresh air and exercise are important even during times like this. Being outside means getting vitamin D from sunlight, which our bodies need. It can also help reduce stress and possible depression. Depression can reduce our immunity and make us more susceptible to health issues.

With Spring here, let’s get outside and improve the look of our community while uplifting our spirits. Hope to see you on the street (from 6′ away, of course).

Our Programs

We have many river and watershed programs and educational opportunities. In the past, we have helped individuals meet their court-ordered community service requirements. We have also helped students complete their 15 hours of community service so help satisfy their graduation requirements. Students and individuals have fun while completing their requirements and they learn about the river and the environment at the same time. We hope the positive experience stays with them.

Contact us at BRWCFOB@gmail.com. Volunteers are always appreciated. Many hands make light work.

View some of our programs

Riverlutionists Make a Huge Difference

By volunteering for one of our cleanups, offering to support the water quality monitoring program or helping to lead a group of students on a canoe trip, you’ll become an advocate for the river. You can make a difference in your community and to the environment.

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You Can Help

All donations fund BRWC/FOB programs and activities, not salaries or benefits because we are an all-volunteer organization. Our members and donors fund our fight to keep our river and watersheds clean and hold polluters accountable. We are a non-profit and your donation may be tax deductible.

Please donate today.

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