Wednesday, September 7, 2016

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish {Stream, River, or Lake Clean-Up}

Hi Friends! Are you looking for a fun activity you can do with your class, extracurricular group, family, or friends that will benefit the whole community? Consider holding a clean-up of a local stream, river, or lake! Debris and trash can sometimes end up in places where it doesn't belong. The shore and banks of many water bodies tend to collect a lot of unwanted items. Get a group of people together to clean up a stream, river, or lake to improve local water quality.

Frannie is going to get her local Groundwater Guardian team involved in her clean-up efforts!

Here's what you need:
  • Plastic gloves
  • Wading boots
  • Trash bags
  • Sun protection - sun screen, hats, sunglasses, etc.

Here's what you do:
1. Be sure to read through and follow The Groundwater Foundation's Safety First rules.
2. Make sure everyone has on proper attire (appropriate shoes and gloves for collecting debris and trash, sunscreen, etc.).
3. Pair up participants in teams of two or more.
4. Provide each team with gloves and trash bags.

5. Divide up into adult-supervised groups and start collecting trash from the banks and shoreline.

For more fun:
  • Separate the items collected into recyclable and garbage piles. 
  • Weigh the items collected!
  • Make the activity a friendly competition. Who can find the oddest or most surprising item? Who can find the biggest or smallest item?

Send photos of your clean up activity to The Groundwater Foundation