The LPRCA is continuously seeking ways to promote the Lower Platte River and grow interest in the myriad of opportunities the river provides as well as the various aspects of concern surrounding the ecological stability of the River as surrounding communities continue to grow, use, and rely on the river for everything from recreation to drinking water.
In an effort to engage local communities and promote the Lower Platte River, the LPRCA holds several annual outreach events and hopes to add more as opportunities present themselves.
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This year the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance is again working with Keep Cass County Beautiful and Platte River Rentals on a river cleanup on Friday, September 21, 2018. There will be people in canoes as well as support from local air boaters (Platte River Airboat Association) to pick up trash from the banks and sandbars on a stretch of the river. Volunteers are to meet at 11:30 a.m. at the boat ramp/parking lot area just north of the Platte River Bridge at Hwy 50 near Louisville for a free sack lunch, safety briefing, and instructions. Those participating will be transported by bus to the drop zone (Schramm Park) and provided life jackets. Volunteers will be documenting how much trash and the type of litter they collect. Keep Cass County Beautiful will provide garbage bags, gloves, and litter grabbers for all volunteers and Daniel Huebner, owner of Platte River Rentals, is donating the use of canoes and life jackets. The cleanup event should be done around 4:30. It’s a great way to get on the river and make a difference.
The event is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-up to divert trash out of our waterways and ultimately reaching our oceans. The event was not held last year because of weather and water levels so they’re looking forward to this year’s event. The inaugural event in 2016 was a success with around 20 volunteers. Please contact David Potter at email@example.com or Linda Behrns at Linda@KeepCassCountyBeeautiful.com if you plan to attend.