Be sure to mark calendars and dust off your waders. The annual Menomonee Falls River cleanup event kicks off April 21.
Registration for the cleanup begins at 8:15 a.m. at along Fond du Lac Avenue. The cleaning begins at 9 a.m. and will end at noon.
Last year, hundreds of volunteers converged on the river to pick up what was once hidden by winter. Each year, volunteers challenge themselves to find the most unique item along the river. Last year, a group of young volunteers found a dehumidifier.
Some of participants have already signed up to help this year, but more volunteers and site leaders are needed. If you have not yet registered, there are still locations to choose from. Maps of the sites can be viewed online for your convenience. To pre-Register, go to www.Menomonee-Falls.org/signup.
This is a rain or shine event. Organizers will be supplying trash bags, but participants are encouraged to bring gloves.
Milwaukee Riverkeepers and the Menomonee Falls Stormwater Department are organizing the event. Waste Management, Walmart, Nino's Bakery, Starbucks, Angelo's Café Vino, Cousins, Ally's Bistro, Best Buy, Sentry and Woodmans are sponsoring the cleanup.