October 12, 2007

Who: Southwest Florida Water Management District staff, Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful staff and volunteers

What: A volunteer river cleanup is being coordinated at Hillsborough River State Park. Volunteers will be provided with canoes, gloves, garbage bags and trash pickers to collect trash along the river. If there are enough participants, volunteers will also collect trash along the park’s trails and parking areas.

The river cleanup is part of “Hillsborough River Watershed Awareness Week,” which is sponsored by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Office and the Florida Park Service.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.

Where: The event will take place at the Hillsborough River State Park, located at 15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL 33592.

Contact: Please call Christine Commerce with Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful at 813-960-5121 if you are interested in participating and to reserve a canoe.

District Contact: Kendra Antoine, 800-423-1476, ext. 4753 or cell 813-464-9020

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