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Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Annual Litter Day

Action Opportunity, Conservation Action
The teamwork performed through the day develops friendships. – sHayden/USFWS

What Can Be Done

Every February refuge staff along with community members, students, scouts, and volunteers gather on a Saturday to clean-up the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding community. The next Litter Day will be held on February 20, 2021.

This event is a FUN and EASY way to earn required volunteer hours, clean-up our local National Wildlife Refuge, and make new friends!

We will meet at the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Shop (1010 Eggner Ferry Road, Benton, KY) between 7:30 and 8 am. From there we will divide up into groups and carpool to the clean-up locations.

Clean-up will take place until approximately 1 pm. At that time all volunteers are welcome to join us for a hot lunch back at the shop provided by The Friends of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge. Please RSVP so we can provide enough food (stacey_hayden@fws.gov or call/text 270-205-5087).

We encourage you to dress for the weather. Layers works good because you will warm up as you move around and walk. We encourage everyone to wear hunter orange (vest or hat or both) if you do not have any hunter orange, we encourage you to wear bright colors such as yellow. The ground is usually muddy and/or wet, so rubber boots are strongly encouraged.

To keep up with the latest information please see our Facebook page.

What the Result Will Be

Each year several trailers of litter is hauled off and properly disposed of, leaving our National Wildlife Refuge, community, and watershed a much cleaner and more beautiful place.