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Volunteers picking up trash near the Boise River Saturday

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Posted at 10:07 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 12:07:13-04

BOISE, Idaho — Over 100 people will be picking up trash on the Boise River May 30 as part of the Make It Pretty River Clean Up sponsored by the Boise River Enhancement Network and Odell Brewing.

Volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Pamela Baker Park in Eagle, Star River Walk Park in Star, Pioneer Federal Credit Union Middleton and Whittenberger Park in Caldwell. They will then pick up supplies and then head out to public parks, the Greenbelt and Idaho Fish and Game access sites. COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed, and some volunteers will pick up independently at locations in Ada County, including a 4-H club and Riverstone Community School.

"We're excited to be able to safely hold our event. Everyone loves getting rid of the trash that accumulates along the Boise River, and there's been an increase with all the stay-close-to-home use the river's been getting," said Liz Paul, event coordinator.

Odell Brewing, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, is sponsoring river cleanups in 15 states during the next three months.

"Odell Brewing understands how important clean water is for community health and for great beer. We're proud to be supporting non-profit partners like the Boise River Enhancement Network who preserve and maintain local rivers and waterways," said Derek Struble of Odell Brewing.