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River Keepers in need of volunteers for upcoming river clean up and water festival

River Keepers is looking for volunteers for its two events coming up this week. The organization advocates for safe and sustainable use of the Red River of the North.

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FARGO — The River Keepers are seeking out volunteers for its two upcoming events, the On-the-Water Cleanup and the Red River Water Festival.

The River Keepers are looking for volunteers to fill six canoes for its On-the-Water-Clean Up from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. Those interested should have experience canoeing and aren't afraid to get muddy.

Canoes, life jackets and paddles will be provided. If weather intervenes, the backup date is Aug. 31.

Volunteers are also being sought out for the Red River Water Festival, which runs Sept. 20-23 and 26-27 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. The festival helps students increase their awareness and knowledge of water through hands-on fun activities.

Duties include helping set up the event on Sept. 19, leading an activity, assist with activities, take pictures and time the activity to help ensure classes take the same amount of time.

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Volunteer shifts are 8:45 to 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, 21 and 22. Only the morning shift is need on Sept. 23, 26 and 27.

To volunteer, email Kimberly at kimberly@riverkeeprs.org and for more information, visit their website RiverKeepers.org .

The organization advocates for safe and sustainable use of the Red River of the North.

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