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25th Annual Cedar River Cleanup & Canoe/Kayak Float
The Cedar River Festival Group celebrates 25 years on the river in 2012. Volunteers, friends of the river and families interested in the outdoors are encouraged to take part in a fun-filled weekend of events centered on and around the river.
The Cedar River Festival Group is a local organization working to improve the quality of the Cedar River. The mission of the Group is to educate the community about celebrating and preserving the beauty of the Cedar River as a local natural resource.
The 25th Annual Cedar River Cleanup and Canoe/Kayak Float will be Saturday, July 28. As part of the weekend events, a festival with art, music and education celebrates the Cedar River Sunday, July 29 at the Rotary Reserve on Union Road, west of Cedar Falls.
The route for the 2012 cleanup and canoe/kayak float spans from Thunderwoman Park on the West Fork of the Cedar to Black Hawk Park in Cedar Falls. Volunteers are asked to arrive at Black Hawk Park no later than 8:30 a.m. for the free shuttle service on July 28. Canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) will be provided for the first 50 participants. Refreshments provided by Cedar Valley Paddlers. The first 50 volunteers will also receive a free, commemorative stainless steel water bottle courtesy of Eagle View Partners.
More About Black Hawk Park
This public park features a campground with electrical hookups, running water, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, four open shelters, cabins to rent and walking trails. It is more than 1,500 acres.