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Annual Snake River cleanup April 6

A trash cleanup along one of the more popular stretches of the Snake River is planned for Saturday, April 6.

The cleanup will take place from Celebration Park downstream to the end of Map Rock Road near Marsing. Because of a waterfowl nesting closure, federally owned islands on the Snake River will not be part of the trash collection effort this year.

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Fish and Game’s Map Rock site, located 6.5 miles west of the intersection of Map Rock Road and State Highway 45. The project should be completed around noon.

Volunteers should wear sturdy boots and weather-appropriate clothing and bring drinking water, snacks, work gloves and litter sticks.

Idaho Fish and Game and Canyon County Parks, Waterways and Recreation sponsor the cleanup. Past cleanup efforts along this same stretch of river have netted more than six tons of trash, including furniture, appliances and even a safe stolen from an area business.

To RSVP or get more information, contact Dennis Hardy at the Fish and Game Nampa office, 465-8465.

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