For more than a decade, the annual Spokane River Clean-Up has offered citizens an accessible way to make a tangible, positive impact on their place of residence. One morning in September, volunteers meet at various locations along the Spokane River and work with their peers to rid the river of litter. Those interested can sign up online either as individuals or as groups, with each member of the latter guaranteed to be assigned to the same location. In case a little extra incentive is necessary, Thomas Hammer provides complimentary hot coffee for volunteers to enjoy before taking off on their environmentally friendly expeditions. A cup of joe also serves as fuel for high-efficiency trash annihilation.
Sat, Sept. 17, from 9 am-1:30 pm • Meets at various locations along the river • spokaneriver.net/spokanerivercleanup
— Isaac Handelman