is an annual family-friendly event intended to encourage environmentalists of all ages to work together to remove accumulated trash from the river. We caught up with one of the co-coordinators of the event, Sarah Himes from the , to learn more about this 2,700 square mile clean-up effort and how you can become a “Protector of the River”.
According to Trash Bash guidelines, designated team leaders will assemble their teams, and select a date and location. To have the largest possible impact across the watershed, the MRWA is using the entire month of August 2022 for the event, when water levels are at their annual low, and trash is easier to identify and safely remove.
To create an atmosphere of friendly competition, they are offering prizes and other incentives for outstanding performance. This year’s Grand Prize is a Traeger Grill (retailed at $1000) graciously donated by Lume.
To register for the 2022 Muskegon River Trash Bash, .
The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly is dedicated to the preservation, protection, restoration, and sustainable use of the Muskegon River, the land it drains, and the life it supports, through educational, scientific and conservation initiatives.
to learn more about the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly.