BOISE, Idaho — The Boise community gathered on Oct. 26 to collect trash in and along the Boise River. The event was put on by 43rd Exposure, a Boise-based public land conservation group.
Starting and ending at Payette Brewing Company, volunteers were supplied with gloves, water and refreshments.
Those who participated in the event were also entered into a raffle for various sporting good prizes.
According to Brendan McDonald, those who live in the area should put in the work to keep it clean.
"Upwards of 20,000 people moved here in 2018, and with those people came a lot of people who aren’t maybe familiar with the outdoors and having this kind of stuff in their backyard like we’re fortunate to have here in Boise," McDonald said. "So, bringing awareness to the fact that if you’re going to use stuff you need to be responsible for it, be a good steward of the land.”
43rd Exposure is hoping to make their fall river cleanup an annual event in the future.