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Volunteer clean-up of Prove River set up for April 30

PROVO - The most heavily fished stretch of river in Utah will receive a thorough volunteer cleaning on April 30.

Those who would like to help are encouraged to assemble at Vivian Park in Provo Canyon at 8 a.m. The park is located about halfway up the canyon, between the mouth of the canyon and Deer Creek Reservoir.

"We will have a map of the river available that breaks it down into clean-up sections," says Ed Kent, one of the clean-up organizers. "Each section of the river will be assigned to a group. We will provide garbage bags, and UDOT has agreed to pick up the bags from the roadside.

"Clean-up groups will walk the roadside and river banks, collect trash and then place the bags along the roadside for pickup."

Kent anticipates the clean-up will take about four hours. Coffee, juice and bagels will be provided. The clean-up effort has been organized by several fishing organizations and fishing retailers.

For more information, call Kent at (801) 573-0770 or Brandon Anderson at (801) 486-5700.

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