Muskegon River Trash Bash Starts August 1, There’s Still Time To Sign Up!

Many tubers, kayakers, and canoers have enjoyed the Mighty Muskegon River this summer so far. And, while they had a great time cooling down in this beautiful Michigan waterway, some left their garbage to float downstream. This is why the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly has created a very fun and rewarding clean-up event to help pick up the pollution.

Starting August 1 – August 31, volunteers will be hitting up various sections of the Muskegon for the 2021 Muskegon River Trash Bash. 45 teams have already signed up totaling to over 300 volunteers who will tackle 115 miles of the river.

As of July 29, they have 104 miles of river left to be covered.  Also important, there are some pretty remote and wild sections of river, and they need help from just a handful of adventurous people willing to venture into the wild parts of the watershed.  Here is what they need to cover:

Upper Watershed

Higgins/Houghton Lake to Ben D. Jeffs Park – estimated 16.73 miles – unknown hours

Ben D. Jeffs Park to Pond Road – 27.5 miles – 11.46 hours

Pond Road to Jonesville Bridge – 5.35 miles – 2.23 hours

Jonesville Bridge to Leota Park – 4.25 miles – 1.77 hours

Leota Park to M-61 – 23 miles – 7.19 hours

M-61 to M-115 – 10 miles – 3.13 hours

Mid Watershed

Rogers Dam Boat Launch to 131 Bridge Boat Launch – 2.1 miles – .78 hours

131 Bridge Boat Launch to David Bridge County Park – 5.6 miles – 2.07 hours

Davis Bridge County Park to Brower County Park – 2.8 miles – 1.04 hours

Lower Watershed

Holton-Duck Lake Road/E. River Road Launch to Muskegon Lake – 6.67 miles – 2.5 hours

Cleanups around Muskegon Lake

For more information about the Muskegon River Trash Bash, click here.

To learn more about the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, click here.

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