The Ausable River Association (AsRA) will host a river cleanup focusing on roadways and riverbanks in the Lake Placid, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, and Keene communities in the Adirondacks, on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd.
During the winter months trash and debris can build up along roads and the cleanup is an opportunity to restore these areas. The West Branch portion covers the roads from Wilmington to the Ski Jumps in Lake Placid. The East Branch portion covers roads from the hamlet of Jay to the hamlet of Keene.
One Tree Planted, an international environmental organization, is providing financial and logistical support for the event. NRS, an international outdoor equipment business with a strong regional presence, is providing lunch for all registered volunteers. Pure ADK, a regional lifestyle brand focused on experiences in and around the Adirondack Park, is donating a framed Ausable River poster as a door prize raffle for volunteers. Several towns have also shown their support by providing waste disposal free of charge, and providing other services that will make the event run smoothly.
The cleanup will take place from 10 am to 1 pm on April 22nd, with registration opening at 9:30 am. Volunteers will meet at the Wilmington Town Beach at Lake Everest for registration and lunch. For more information, visit the Ausable River Association website.
Photo of Ausable River Cleanup provided.
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