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NATIONAL RIVER CLEANUP WEEK SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3-10, 2000

The ninth annual National River Cleanup Week will be held June 3-10,
2000.
Every year, National River Cleanup Week promotes the importance of
keeping
rivers and streams clean and encourages cleanups of local waterways.

In 1999, more than 30,000 volunteers participated in the cleanup
experience
that helps communities focus attention on neglected waterways and
simulates
cleanups of blighted areas. Civic clubs, businesses, paddlesport
enthusiasts, fishing groups, outfitters, and conservation groups join
together in many areas to organize and execute cleanups of their streams.

America Outdoors coordinates National River Cleanup Week by assisting
local
groups with information about how to conduct a successful cleanup. Groups
that register their cleanups with America Outdoors are also eligible to
receive free trash bags if their cleanups fall during the specified week.
America Outdoors also provides educational materials and safety tips on
waterway cleanups.

For more information, please contact America Outdoors at 423-558-3595 or
amoutdoors at aol_com.

NATIONAL RIVER CLEANUP WEEK
National Coordinator  America Outdoors
Agency Support  Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service
Associate National Coordinators  American Rivers, American Whitewater
Affiliation, Professional Paddlesports Association, American Canoe
Association

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Suzy McDowell
Outreach Coordinator
American Rivers
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, #720
Washington, DC 20005
202-347-7550 x3040
smcdowell at amrivers_org