Dragoon River Romp

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Date/Time:Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location:Des Moines River-meet at Seven Oaks Recreation
Contact:Lois Powers
Channel:Live Green
Categories:Live Green
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The Dragoon River Romp is a river cleanup project along the Des Moines River in Boone County. Different sections of the River are cleaned each year.2017 the area from Fraser to Water Works will be cleaned.Land based volunteers can ride on buses to the different boat ramps in the county to clean up along the boat ramps.Free t-shirts and draw string backpack to all volunteers. Seven Oaks supplies the canoes and transportation to and from the river.

The Dragoon River Romp is a Keep Boone County Beautiful event. The vision of KBCB is a cleaner and more beautiful county. Our mission is to protect and preserve the beauty and quality of life through partnerships between citizens, business, neighborhoods and government and to continue to foster PRIDE in our County's environment.

The Dragoon River Romp, which will be celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2017, embodies this mission. Over the past 11 events the efforts of our volunteers resulted in just over 29 tons of trash being removed from our beautiful Des Moines River and its banks. Much of the trash is recycled and the remainder is deposited at the Boone County Landfill.

Plans for the September 16, 2017 romp will include cleaning a stretch of the river that will begin at the lower Fraser boat ramp to the Waterworks boat ramp. At the conclusion of the cleanup, all volunteers will be transported back to Seven Oaks for lunch and awards presentation. In a continued effort to ensure safety, volunteers under the age of 18 must be in a canoe with a volunteer 18 or older. We will limit the number of paddlers to 100 and the number of land based volunteers to 45.

Registration packets are available on line or call the landfill office at 515-433-0591 to have one emailed to you.