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BWL to Hold 24th Annual Adopt A River on Saturday(1)

Contact: BWL Media Line | 517-342-1026

5/12/2017 2:15:00 PM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light and Impression 5 Science Center will host the 24th annual Adopt A River event this Saturday, May 13 at Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive in Lansing.

Hundreds of volunteers will come to clean and beautify the Grand and Red Cedar rivers along the 10.2 mile Lansing River Trail. Admission to Impression 5 Science Center is free on Saturday to those who register and participate in the cleanup or volunteer. Events include kid-friendly exhibits and a tree giveaway. In addition, free seedlings as well as six-foot potted ornamental trees will be given away as part of the BWL’s Plant a Tree in the Right Place program.

Here is the schedule for this year’s Adopt A River event:

  • 10-11am Registration
  • 10am–12pm Clean-up
  • 11:30am–12:30pm Lunch
  • 10am–2pm Environmental Fair

Since Adopt A River’s inception, volunteers have cleared literally tons of litter and the program has earned statewide awards for river stewardship. It has also served as a model for similar river-awareness programs in Michigan. For more information or to pre-register, go to www.impression5.org