Volunteers needed for stream cleanup

By Herald Staff

The Lower East Fork White River watershed group needs your help to improve drinking water.

Volunteers are requested to gather trash and litter on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Portersville and Haysville areas along roadside ditches and creek/stream banks. They are asked to donate just three hours of their time to lessen the effects of pollution in our environment and help to improve water quality within the watershed.

Watershed Coordinator Julie Loehr will be available at the Haysville Park starting at 3 p.m. ET with trash collection supplies and maps of areas in need of intervention. Call Julie in advance at 812-779-7924 to let her know if you and your family plan to join. If you would like to help but are unable to meet at Haysville at 3 p.m., you can still volunteer for this event. Contact Julie for details.

All volunteers should dress for the weather conditions, wear sturdy shoes, and a face mask.  While doing the cleanup, all volunteers will be socially distanced, but should plan to wear a facemask during check in and check out.  Trash bags, grabbers, vests, and gloves will be provided.

The Lower East Fork White River Watershed committee is sponsoring the event. The Dubois County Solid Waste Management District, and the Dubois and Pike County Soil and Water Conservation Districts are also sponsoring the project in efforts to reduce non-point source pollution.

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