Kings River cleanup is big success

Friday, June 10, 2016
Sixty volunteers participated in the 11th annual Kings River cleanup on June 4 in Carroll County. The events was sponsored by the Kings River Watershed Partnership. (Submitted photo)

On Saturday, June 4, 60 volunteers braved morning showers to participate in the 11th annual Kings River cleanup sponsored by Kings River Watershed Partnership.

Participants divided up into five groups and picked up trash and debris from Rock House Access to the Romp Hole Access near the Missouri state line, 38.5 miles in total.

The group hauled 116 more tires off the river, bringing the 11-year total to 1038. They also removed two pickup loads of rubbish, a pickup load of metal, a refrigerator, a chemical toilet and a 55-gallon drum of tar.

This was the twenty-second overall river cleanup held by the Kings River Watershed Partnership. To find out more about the Kings River Watershed Partnership and how you can help to protect our rivers and streams,visit KingsRiverWatershedPartnership.org.