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BWL to Celebrate 25th Annual Adopt A River on Saturday

Contact: BWL Media Line | 517-342-1026

5/8/2018 11:25:00 AM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light and Impression 5 Science Center will celebrate the 25th annual Adopt A River event this Saturday, May 12 at Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive in Lansing.

Hundreds of volunteers will come to help make Love Lansing even more beautiful by cleaning up 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. 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.

This year’s schedule for Adopt A River is as follows:

* 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 .