The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with Adirondack River Rentals, Casella Waste Systems, and One Tree Planted, is hosting their annual Ausable River Cleanup Friday, September 17th in Peru.
The cleanup is open to all community members and visitors who want to volunteer their time to help enhance and protect the health of the Ausable River.
AsRA’s staff will work with Adirondack River Rentals to remove trash in and along the banks of the Ausable River near Carpenter’s Flats. Casella Waste Systems has volunteered to remove all the trash and tires collected from the cleanup. One of AsRA’s newer partners, One Tree Planted, will also enhance the event with supplies and other cleanup supports.
Participants are encouraged to provide their own boats, and Adirondack River Rentals will offer canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards to those who need them. Bags and gloves will also be provided, though volunteers can also bring their own. The day will be broken down into two shifts to allow for easier participation: 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm.
The Ausable River faces many challenges including climate change, road salt, invasive species, undersized culverts, and bank erosion. Cleanup participants will be improving the health of the river, allowing it to better manage these challenges.
For more information and to sign up, email email@example.com and indicate which shift you would prefer.
Photo of Ausable River Cleanup provided.