1st Annual Weber River Clean Up
September 15, 2018
Based off our recent years’ success working with Fish for Garbage and several suggestions for other rivers to help with cleaning up around the Wasatch Front we began to look for a second location. Then with the extensive enthusiasm and drive from Melissa Benjamin we decided on the Weber River near Morgan, Utah. As we always choose the Saturday closest to Earth Day with the Provo River cleanup we used National Clean Up Day for our first annual Weber River Clean up.
Always a great indicator of the events early success was showing up 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to set up and two anglers were already wadered up in the parking lot and to start cleaning up the banks of the river. From there we had several out enthusiasts a like come through at a steady pave from 9 am – 10 am getting gloves, bags, breakfast bars (RxBars) and asking for ideal locations to pick up trash. Though not ideal for our event we found it a Champaign problem that another group “Kayak Utah” was hosting a cleanup and river float a few miles up. So be between both our groups it was a strong turnout of participants to say the least.
For our first year on the Weber We had 60 friends and families show up on this crisp fall day. We filled 1 huge trailer and 1 dumpster for roughly 1500 lbs. of trash. We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to come out for this first time event. We had a great time and look forward to hosting this event again on the Weber in Fall 2019.
A really big thank you goes out to all of our partners who supported us this year:
Traeger, Uinta Brewing, Coalatree, 801 Flyfishing, Hardy Fly Fishing, Redington, Electric, Tacky Fly Fishing, Rising Fishing Tools, Powder Mountain, DropJaw Flies, Blackstrap, USAC, Backcountry.com, FishOn Energy, Mondo Fly Fishing, Rainy's Flies Skullcandy, and anyone else we missed.