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Project AWARE, A Watershed Awareness River Expedition

 

 

 

12th Annual Project AWARE July 12-19, 2014 Big Sioux River

The 2014 event was held in partnership with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

2014 Project AWARE Summary Stats

  • 91 river miles paddled
  • 388 participants during the week
  • Volunteers ranged in age from 2 to 80
  • 88 sponsors

2014 Project AWARE Trash Numbers

  • Total Trash Removed - 28.8 tons (57,523 lbs)
    • Tires - 549 (12,432 lbs)
    • Scrap Metal - 18.6 tons (37,180 lbs)
    • Recyclables (redeemables, plastic, cardboard, glass) - 2.4 tons (4,736 lbs)
    • Household Hazardous Material - 0.28 tons (560 lbs)
    • Trash - 1.3 tons (2,615 lbs)
  • Trash Recycled: 95% (54,348 lbs)

Project AWARE 2014 Daily Maps
Many thanks to the 2014 sponsors of Project AWARE

Project AWARE isn’t for the person who’s afraid to get a little dirt under his or her fingernails. While most of your time is spent in a canoe or kayak, you are still fully immersed in the wilderness and eventually you’re bound to get dirty. Prepare to find mud in awkward places and potentially stinky things in your canoe. Most people find this aspect appealing; remembering the days when they were just kids playing in the mud... Intrigued? Check out our Project AWARE: Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Project A.W.A.R.E. Objectives:

  • Increase awareness about, and community involvement in, water quality issues that impact the health of Iowa's aquatic resources.
  • Engage Iowa's citizen volunteers in a project that challenges them to become stewards of the river and produces a tangible, quantitative result.
  • Demonstrate the commitment of Iowa's citizens by giving of themselves and their valuable time to make a difference - one stretch of river, one piece of trash at a time.

For More Information: Lynette Seigley (515)-310-0376  Lynette.Seigley@dnr.iowa.gov

"The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Project AWARE is not related to nor affiliated with that of the Stichting Project AWARE’s name and website.”


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