Friends of the Reedy River is celebrating its twenty-fifth birthday this year. They are a volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation of the Reedy River through education, advocacy, and action.
The Reedy, Greenville’s hometown river, has been an important natural resource for hundreds of years, utilized and valued by people who have admired its scenic beauty and relied on its water for power, sustenance, and inspiration.
This year the group will be working on removing trash, tires, and large debris from several areas along the 8+ miles of the Reedy River. As part of that effort, they are hosting a spring cleanup event on March 24th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come early and enjoy coffee and biscuits or scones before we start. Stay late for a volunteer after-party!
The two check-in points are St. Matthew Methodist Church (701 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601) and Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery (205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC 29611). Please check-in between 8:30 am and 9:00 am.
You will be asked to sign a safety waiver (please print and sign the attached) if you haven’t already done so. Minors are welcome to attend the event provided an adult has signed waivers for each child. After checking in you will be directed to your clean-up site and given any final instructions.
They will have extra gloves, but please bring some if you have them. Also, consider bringing old shoes, or boots that can get wet, long pants, hat and sunscreen, yard clippers or extension arms, as well as your camera. Pictures are fantastic for spreading the word!
Visit www.friendsofthereedyriver.org for additional information.