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Re: [kayaking-242] Rhythm and Booms lagoon clean-up volunteers

From: Mr. J.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 3:59 PM

I  will  attend  n  try  to  bring  others.  Is  there  place  nearby  we  can  tent  camp  ?

Jeff
Chicago  hos  group

Barbara <[address removed]> wrote:

Dear early morning paddlers,

We are being asked for volunteers to help clean up the lagoon the morning after Rhythm and Booms.

Both kayak and canoe paddlers are needed.

If you are interested in being a volunteer for this, please contact their Volunteer coordinator, Monica – [address removed]

This will not be scheduled as a meetup.

Here is some information they provided:

Darren from Rutabaga has provided your name as someone who might be able to help muster some volunteers for our Rhythm & Booms cleanup this year.

The City is requiring that we not only clean up the grounds of Warner Park, which we have done for many years the day after our event, but now they want us to retrieve any floating fireworks debris from the lagoon.

We are hoping to recruit 10 -20 volunteers with canoes or kayaks who would be willing to be at Warner Park at 6 AM on Sunday, July 1 to help with this effort.  The more we can have out there will mean the less time it will take to get the job done.  We will provide trash bags, latex gloves, and those long-handled grabber  tools.  It would make most sense to have 2 people in each canoe (so kayaks may not be so convenient), and the person in front could collect the debris, while the person in back does the paddling, and then they could switch seats at some point, if necessary.

Obviously the wind direction will play a significant role in where the debris lands, but we want to be good land stewards and put our best effort towards this cleanup.  Please let me know if you would be willing to help recruit volunteers, or if you know someone who could.  Thanks much.





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