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Rush River clean-up schedule for Saturday

This year's Rush River Clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 24. Volunteers will be gathering at the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club on Hwy 72.

The meeting time begins at 9 a.m. to kick off the day and distribute stream assignments, head out to the river for some picking up, then heading back to the club for lunch and camaraderie, and the day's results. Lunch will be provided.

The goal is to help clean-up effort helps keep the river pristine and enhance the relationship between anglers and land owners.

Anyone is welcome to participate to take part in cleaning up the river for a day; young and old, boys and girls, It's one small way to give back to landowners and to the trout for all of the joy and pleasure we receive by being lucky enough to fish on this outstanding resource.

In 2009, over 210 volunteers gathered the mountain of garbage-1,300 pounds of trash, 1,280 pounds of tires, 460 pounds of recyclables and 440 pounds of scrap metal-from the river, which is known for running through towering limestone cliffs and wooded farmland valleys.

 For folks wishing to volunteer, please contact Sarah Sanford by April 17that: