City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department

2022 River Run Garbage Grab

August 12th, 2022
Various Locations

Join us for the 20th annual River Run Garbage Grab, lovingly known as R2G2, on August 12th. Join paddlers, rowers, walkers, hikers, bicyclists, birders, and other outright river enthusiasts for a day of fun in the sun, keeping our rivers clean! There are multiple site locations throughout town hosted by volunteer Site Leaders. Volunteers will register online for an easy-breezy paperless and distanced check-in outdoors. Pop into the site location you sign up for, grab some supplies, and head out onto the water or land to help keep our waterways clean.  

Des Moines Locations:

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In order to comply with emergency proclamations by the Governor or Mayor, as such may be amended from time to time, and as public health guidelines evolve, for the safety of staff and the public, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel at any time. In addition, the Department reserves the right to change the registration requirements at any time. The Department will contact the volunteers as soon as reasonably possible with such cancellation or changes.

The City of Des Moines cannot guarantee that the volunteer or any of the event attendees will not become infected with COVID-19.  Volunteers and attendees use the City’s facility at their own risk.  

There are no shifts available at this time.

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