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Thornton River Clean-up Day (EARTH DAY)

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Celebrate Earth Day by joining with other volunteers to clean up the Thornton River running through Sperryville.

On Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), a group of Sperryville citizens are organizing a river clean up to remove garbage and debris from the riverbed. The goal of the clean up is to ensure our beautiful waterways are clean, focus attention on the quality of the Thornton River, and clear the way for the Great Rubber Duck Race Down the Mighty Thornton River scheduled for Saturday, April 28.

Get ready to get a little wet and serve Mother Nature and our community. Volunteers are needed to take charge a specific river sections, walk through the Thornton to pick-up and remove garbage and debris, and drive these bags to the appropriate landfill.

We are wrapping up discussions with the generous landowners along the Thornton -- from the Main Street bridge to the River District -- to ensure we have their permission to traverse their property, and we will ask all volunteers to sign a waiver of liability the morning of the event.

To join, please volunteer by selecting "Going," dropping a comment to this post, and/or joining us at Old School House/Headmaster's Pub parking lot (thanks Cliff and Erin) at 8:00 am on Sunday, April 22. Each and every Rubber Duck running the race thanks you.