We have been hosting “Rafting for Refuse”, our annual river clean up, since 1997. Every June we gather volunteers to help us clean the public river access points and along the Middle Fork of the Flathead river corridor.
All our guests meet at our office and get their river assignments. They gear up in wetsuits, booties and life-jackets.
This year we thought we would help promote the national Leave No Trace Program by teaching a short class on the LNT principles.
This is a great non profit organization that aims to educate people about recreating responsibly (aka. treading lightly on the land).
Once everyone is ready to go, we get on the buses and travel to the river access points to pick up trash and then raft the river.
A great morning on the river is followed by a hearty BBQ and some volleyball.
And the winner of our “best piece of trash” award? Adam from Montana Academy won for his miniature pink rake.
It was another great year of picking up trash. We sincerely thank everyone involved.