Are the kids getting restless towards the end of Christmas break? Looking for an active, fun, educational activity to do before getting back into the routine?
We’ve got the perfect solution for you!
It’s winter, so water levels of our river, lakes, and creeks are at their lowest. This is the perfect chance to take the kids out in nature and teach them how to be good stewards of our waterways by collecting litter from public park shorelines.
There’s nothing like an adventure of roaming the unveiled riverbeds where water is clearly supposed to be! Picking up litter along the way just adds more merit to your experience.
Be sure to bring boots or waders (closed toe shoes at the very least) that you won’t mind getting muddy. It’s also important to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
Here’s a quick list for a litter collection kit with which you can equip your group to make the most impact:
Garbage bags (be sure to differentiate trash vs. recycling)
Hand sanitizer (for when you’re finished)
Please be sure to share with us photos from your litter cleanup adventure, including where you explored as well as your litter loot totals! We’ll share them on social media to inspire others.
If your group has so much fun that you want to do it again, consider participating in our Adopt a River Mile program. It’s free, and we will provide cleanup supplies. We’ll even provide a free metal sign crediting your group for the river mile’s cleanly improvements!
Click HERE to read more about our Adopt a River Mile program and sign up today!