Thank you Project AWARE volunteers, sponsors and friends! During the 2012 event this past July, 387 volunteers muscled over 60 tons of trash from just 85 miles of the Iowa River. Over fifty tons consisted of scrap metal and tires, all of which could be recycled.
2012-2013 Project AWARE Fact Sheet
2012 Project AWARE Sponsors - Thank You!
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.
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