May 30, 2012

Experience Project AWARE

Exfoliating pedicures, organic mud facials, rejuvenating hydrotherapy…. No, it’s not a day at a fancy spa. It’s sand on your feet, mud on your cheek and current under your canoe at the 10th Annual Project AWARE.

Join other volunteers for one day or the whole week along the Iowa River, July 7-14, as you paddle up to 17 river miles per day, loading your boat with trash as you go.  The weeklong, 93-mile river cleanup includes daily educational programs, meals and camping areas.  Registrations must be postmarked by June 22, to avoid a late fee and guarantee meals.

Last year, 429 volunteers muscled over 32 tons of trash from the Little Turkey, Turkey and Volga rivers. Thirty-one tons consisted of scrap metal and tires, all of which could be recycled.

It’s a dirty job … but for those with a taste for the finer things in life, think of it as a rewarding trip to the spa.

For more information, contact Brian Soenen at (515) 205-8587 or brian.soenen@dnr.iowa.gov.  Visit www.iowaprojectaware.com to register today!

Photo credit: IDNR via http://www.flickr.com/photos/iowadnr/sets/72157627340897304/

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