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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...
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Upper Cedar River
Iowa-Minnesota border (Mitchell Co.) to Howards Woods Rec Area (Floyd Co.)
River Miles: 55 miles
Total Trash Removed – 28.0 tons (55,945 lbs)
Tires – 368 tires (7.3 tons; 14,500 lbs)
Scrap Metal – 15.0 tons (29,860 lbs)
Recyclables (redeemables, plastic, cardboard, glass, household hazardous material) – 0.4 tons (885 lbs)
Trash – 3.3 tons (6,540 lbs)
Trash Recycled: 88% (49,405 lbs; 24.7 tons)
Project AWARE 2017 Fact Sheet
Flickr: Project AWARE 2017 Pictures
Thanks to the Project AWARE 2017 Sponsors
Project AWARE 2017 Daily Pictures:(hosted by Central Iowa Paddlers)
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Project AWARE is not related to nor affiliated with that of the Stitching Project AWARE’s name and website.”
Mark those calendars!
Maquoketa RiverDelaware, Jones, and Jackson Counties
With the retirement of Project AWARE coordinator Lynette Seigley, Iowa DNR is exploring partnerships to keep this event cleaning up Iowa's rivers this season and in the future. Expect some changes, including new registration instructions, before March 1, 2018.
July 10-14, 2017Cedar RiverMitchell and Floyd Counties(IA-MN State Line to Nashua