Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter cleanup of Braden River on tap

The Old Braden River Historical Society has slated its second Winter Clean-up Event for Jan. 16 at King Ranch, on the lower Braden River. The event will last from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration at 8:30 a.m.

Last year, volunteers brought in 1,855 pounds of trash, more than any other clean-up on the river in recent years.

The cleanup will be along the river between the dam south of S.R. 70 and the Manatee River. Those under 18 years old must bring a parent or guardian to sign their consent form.

Go to the King Ranch property, 4630 60th St. E., Bradenton, between Morgan Johnson Road and Caruso Road. Signs will direct you to the registration area. The King family has offered the use of their boat ramp to the river and the staging area around the ramp. Volunteers may either pick up a kayak or canoe there, or bring their own.

Be sure to bring gloves and the right shoes. Some of the items you will find may require getting out of your boat to retrieve.

Afterward, our non-profit group will provide a light lunch.


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