Boise RiverSweep

September 10th, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


The Boise River is a treasure we all take for granted. We love it, but it has a litter problem.  Throughout the year our trash accumulates along the banks and in the channel of the Boise River as we recreate, ultimately harming the environment and the enjoyment of this precious community resource.

This event is our opportunity to give back to the River that gives so much to us. Volunteers, students, and concerned citizens are invited to join together to clean up the Boise River! Your help will provide a safe and clean Boise River for our community to use for many generations to come. Please join us to pick up our garbage and give the old river a little sprucing up!!

Litter - There's No Excuse

The Boise RiverSweep's mission is not only to clean up and keep clean the Boise River, but also to educate the public on the importance of doing so.  Something we developed that we hope will assist us get this message out in the community are the following Public Service Announcements (PSAs).  The message is simple, "Litter - There's No Excuse!"

Audio PSA (mp3)
Video PSA (wmv)

canman.jpgThe Boise RiverSweep Can Man

The Boise RiverSweep "Can Man" is an example of the enormous amount of trash that is carelessly littered along the Boise River every year, and stands as a symbol of why it's important to clean up and keep clean the Boise River. The Can Man stands nearly seven feet tall, and is constructed from over 1,500 aluminum cans that were collected from the Boise River during the Boise RiverSweep and other clean up efforts.

Can Man was constructed by volunteers, who individually tied each can to a metal skeleton.  It took hours and hours to complete, but the end result effectively demonstrates the problem we have along the Boise River. Can Man can be seen at the Boise RiverSweep, the Boise WaterShed, and other events throughout the year.

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