September 14th, 2013
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
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
Audio PSA (mp3)
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
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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