January 27, 2010

Volunteers Sought for Spring Cleaning Down on the River - Feb. 20

Come help preserve the heritage, wildlife and natural beauty of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria Rivers. It’s "Spring Cleaning" time down on the Tres Rios River on Saturday, February 20. The City of Avondale, Arizona Game and Fish, City of Goodyear, The Maricopa County Attorneys Office and Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation will host a clean up of the river banks in preparation for the Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival*.

Volunteers need to bring gloves, sunscreen, sun glasses, hat, wear old work clothes and to dress for the weather, please bring plenty of water to drink! Clean up begins at 7 a.m. and should last until about 11 a.m. River clean up volunteers are asked to meet at the northern-most parking lot of the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, five miles south of I-10 on Avondale Boulevard (7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ 85323).

For more information or to register your group, please call Avondale Recreation Services at 623-333-2416 or email cunderhill@avondale.org . For directions go to: www.tresriosnaturefestival.com/directions.htm

*The Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival celebrates the rivers, wildlife, outdoors, history and heritage of the area and Arizona. Event dates are March 6 & 7, festival hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. www.tresriosnaturefestival.com”