Evart gets a clean up

Part of Muskegon River Trash Bash

EVART — Volunteers in Evart, including 54 employees from Lume Cannabis Company, spent the day cleaning up trash as part of the Muskegon River Trash Bash this past week.

Teams picked up trash along the banks of the Muskegon River, as well as in Riverside East, Riverside West and the Industrial Park.

The Lume team had hoped to clean up Twin Creek through the city, also, but high water prevented them from doing so, said city clerk Kathy Fiebig.

“The city of Evart appreciates the MRWA for organizing the Trash Bash, and is grateful for Lume’s efforts,” Fiebig said. “Lume did a fantastic job again, and we so deeply appreciate their efforts on behalf of the town.”

The clean up generated around 40-50 bags of trash, which will be disposed of in a landfill.

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly has devoted the month of August to the Muskegon River Trash Bash, and numerous teams across a number of counties in the watershed have signed on to pick up trash.

The focus is on the Muskegon River itself, but teams also help to clean up trash anywhere in the watershed that may wind up in the River.