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21st annual Fryingpan River Cleanup set
The Roaring Fork Conservancy is organizing its 21st-annual Fryingpan River Cleanup on April 27. Volunteers of all ages are urged to participate. Pictured are volunteers participating in last year’s Fryingpan River Cleanup. Photo courtesy of the Roaring Fork Conservancy

Looking for an excuse to get wet, muddy, dirty and feel good about yourself while doing so? Well, happy news, as the 21st-annual Fryingpan River Cleanup is set for Saturday, April 27. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Join the Roaring Fork Conservancy for a free breakfast before cleaning up a one-mile section of the river.

Breakfast and registration start at 8:30 a.m. near Lions Park and the Midland Spur side of Basalt Town Hall. Teams of 3-4 people are arranged, assigned about one-mile of river and head out to clean up around 9:15 a.m. Entries of trash for prizes must be registered at Lions Park by 11:30. Winners will be announced at 11:45. Must be present to win.

Because weather can be unpredictable, please be prepared with proper clothing, including: long pants, gloves, hat, sunscreen, proper footwear, drinking water.

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