(Des Moines) — Hundreds of volunteers will spend much of the next week in canoes, working to clear trash out of the Boone River in north-central Iowa. Brian Soenen is coordinator of Iowa Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition.
The volunteers will haul junk out of the river that travels through Wright, Hamilton and Webster counties.
This is the 16th year for Project AWARE and Soenen says interesting items are often brought from the depths.
The project begins Sunday and will run six days. Soenen says there will be free nightly educational programs on the environment at the Briggs Woods Park campground south of Webster City.
(Photos courtesy of Iowa Project AWARE)