Wauwatosa invited to play a role in the health of a local river

February 28, 2018 by  

Residents of Wauwatosa have been asked to lend a hand to an effort that will help to keep the Menomonee River clean and healthy for future generations.

The cleanup project is held as part of the community’s Earth Day celebrations, and all assistance is appreciated. The day is coordinated by the Milwaukee Riverkeepers, with the assistance of sponsorship from Waste Management.

Those who are interested in being included in the day will gather at Rotary Park, which is located off Fond du Lac Ave. Upon arrival, they will be registered and receive bags and gloves to use when picking up litter and other trash. The cleanup itself will start at 9:00 am, and there are many locations along the river in need of some TLC.

At noon, the volunteers will regroup at the park, and there will be food served. There will also be prize draws and other activities. The organizers noted that last year, 367 residents of the area came out to help, and they hope this year will be just as much of a success. Flyer printing can be used to create promotional materials for this type of event, which can aid in making sure as many people as possible will know when and where it will be taking place.

The date for this grassroots effort is April 21. The Menomonee Falls website can be consulted for further details.