Green Your Weekend: Organize a River Cleanup
You may not want to believe it but the summer heat is dissipating, school sessions are beginning, and fall is just around the corner. Whether you spent your summer white-water rafting, kayaking and canoeing, floating, fishing, or just plain ole' swimming, now's a great time do give back to your community by doing your part to keep America's bodies of water clean.
Make next weekend a green one by organizing a river cleanup with friends and family (it's easier than you'd think). And on the off chance organizing isn't your thing, just volunteer! You'll have a great time getting rid of rubbish, while helping keep our natural playgrounds in tip-top shape for next summer and making sure wildlife have safe wintering grounds.
Watch the video below to learn more.
-- Image courtesy of iStockphoto/vsurkov
Christine Coester is an editorial intern at Sierra. A fan of flora and fauna, she has a passion for conservation and environmental stewardship. Currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she is studying journalism with the hopes of making the world a better and greener place.