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Colorado River Summer Cleanup - Rafting

Humanists Doing Good volunteers are planning to participate in the Colorado River Summer Cleanup again this year. Last year we picked up trash while on foot, but this year we will be operating by raft and there is also the possibility of operating on foot. The goal is to remove debris from the river and banks to improve our environment. If you have access to a raft or canoe that you would not mind being used to transport trash for this event, please let us know. Dues paying members will have priority seating on the raft and any other watercraft that may become available until capacity is reached. Some people who are signing up to raft are quite willing to opt out of this particular trip so that others may participate, so please do not hesitate to sign up to see if there may be room for you aboard the raft. Anyone who is interested is invited to participate in the land crew that will be walking a portion of the river trail system to clean up litter. If you sign up for the raft and there is not space available, we ask that you please be understanding and invite you to participate with the land crew. The rafters will depart from the Blue Heron/Redlands boat ramp and will get out at the Fruita boat ramp.

There will be a free volunteer appreciation barbecue provided for the event participants after the cleanup at 5 pm at the Riverside Park (675 West Colorado Avenue, GJ). We'll continue to post any information that becomes available on our meetup site.

When you RSVP, please indicate if you prefer to be on the raft or the land crew (we'll be operating our own raft with HDG people and the land crew will be led by people outside of HDG).

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  • Jesse B.

    The meeting place is the Blue Heron Boat Launch area. If you are uncertain of where this location is, please let us know. Robert, we can arrange to meet you in advance somewhere if you would like. The Mesa Mall is pretty close if you want to meet there.

    August 9, 2013

  • Natasha K.

    Rehearsal was cancelled!! If there's stillroom in the raft, I'd love to come!

    August 2, 2013

    • Robert V.

      Natasha, there should be room for everyone, as we can have people in the raft and a group on land. I don't know exactly how this will work, but am hoping that we can swap out some.

      August 2, 2013

    • Natasha K.


      August 3, 2013

  • Jesse B.

    It was looking like there was not going to be a land crew cleaning litter this year along the trails, but we have been informed that there will be one again this year. This makes it possible for everyone who is interested in participating to either be aboard the raft or to walk the trail system to clean litter.

    August 1, 2013

  • Lee C.

    Look forward to being able to participate next year!

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am Florida bound that day for business but it sounds like a neat thing to do. Take pictures!!!

    July 28, 2013

  • Mary K.

    Tash will want to do this too but she has rehearsal until about noon. So she may have to join us later. I would like to be on the raft.

    July 17, 2013

6 went

  • Jesse B.
    Director, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Velvet
    Event Host
  • Robert V.
    Past Board Chair,
    Event Host
  • Mary K. +1
    Flying Spaghetti Monster's Chosen Crew Member
  • Natasha K.
    Flying Spaghetti Monster's Chosen Crew Member

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