Clean-up Information

River: Muscatatuck River

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (812) 592-0481

Event Date | Time: 04/24/2021 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm

Public Service Announcement
To Whom It May Concern: Newsroom

To Newspapers: Please announce in your weekend events publications.
To Radio/TV Stations: Please announce throughout April leading up to event.

FMRS 2021 Spring River Cleanup

The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society is hosting the 20th Annual Spring River Cleanup (a.k.a. “12th Annual Kevin’s Kleanup”) in memorial of Kevin Jayne, former president of the Friends of the Muscatatuck, on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.

The FMRS has always encouraged everyone to be stewards of the environment. But our #1 emphasis has always been “safety first”.

Due to our group’s stance on social distancing protocols caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting our annual Spring River Sweep, in a slightly different format.

Registration will be a drive-thru-style as we did in the fall last year. Participants will arrive at 8:00AM at Vernon Commons via Brown Street by Vernon Fire Station, turn on Commons street and stop at the Vernon Commons shelter house.

FMRS personnel will be sporting masks and issuing bags, buckets and tools. Each site leader will be issued a site leader form to document the worker’s names and shirt sizes. An FMRS worker will document the group ID and coordinate/suggest a cleaning site.

We suggest groups consist of immediate family/friends, and cleaning sites are in familiar areas to the crew and FMRS, and maintaining social-distance-conscious protocols (social distancing, etc.). Site leaders will be individually responsible for their parties and participation.

At 12pm, we will reconvene at the Shopping Center parking lot next to McDonalds/Country Chevrolet to collect reports and equipment. Jennings County Highway Department trucks will be there to collect trash, or groups are encouraged to take refuse straight to the Highway Garage/Recycle Center. FMRS workers wearing masks and gloves will issue pre-packaged promotional items (T-Shirt and wrist bands) in paper bags for “contact-free” distribution.
The Highway Department will pick up any trash collected on-site if needed if the pick up location is coordinated with a FMRS worker.

As in the fall, we will not be providing lunch this cleanup.

Our goal as always is to do the best effort we can to clean our rivers and honor the memories of our members no longer with us; please be patient in these trying and unusual times!!!

Questions regarding the cleanup or sponsorship may be directed to:
PR Coordinator: Troy Jackson (812-592-0481)
Secretary: Tom Moore (812-592-0319)

Visit our Facebook group for more information about our organization.

Mother Nature Thanks You!

Troy Jackson
PR Coordinator
Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society