Volunteers needed for riverbank cleanup this weekend

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the banks of the Kansas River.

The Friends of the Kaw, The Nature Conservancy, the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association and the City of Lawrence will host a river cleanup day on Saturday. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers should meet in the public parking lot at the intersection of Second and Locust streets in North Lawrence.

Friends of the Kaw Riverkeeper and Executive Director Dawn Buehler said the cleanup day is open to everyone. Buehler said participants should wear long pants and closed-toed shoes and bring gloves and water bottles.

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