Community River Cleanup
The Brainerd Riverfront Committee invites the public to help clean up the Mississippi River. Low water levels are providing a larger shoreline than normal and has unveiled some unwanted debris that can now be removed.
A cleanup crew is requested to meet at the future Mississippi Landing Trailhead Park location (City parking lot, South of Northstar Apartments) at 2:45 pm on Wednesday, September 8. This will be the main area of concentration. The amount of people on site will determine our clean up area. Bring gloves, garbage bags/boxes, appropriate footwear and a ‘can do’ attitude to help clean up the river. Anybody with access to a pickup and/or trailer to help haul debris away, is welcome to attend. With the community’s help, cleanup efforts could be met entirely. Local service groups are also challenged to help in this community project.
Crow Wing Recycling has graciously donated resources to help in this cleanup effort. The Brainerd Riverfront Committee thanks them for their generosity.
Along with low water levels comes an opportunity that shows features in the river that are rarely seen. Artifacts that are in and near the river include cribs, bridge pilings from 1875, and iron pipes. The river has been largely untouched, unused, and unseen since the end of the logging and steamboat eras. Now is your chance to see it differently. Carl Faust will be onsite to talk about points of interest and answer questions about the river’s history.
2:45 pm – Historical talk and observation of the Mississippi River
3:00 pm – Cleanup
If water levels rise, the cleanup maybe called off. Look to the Brainerd Riverfront’s Facebook page for updates.