Beaver Dam Waterways Clean-Up Event Scheduled Saturday At Cotton Mill Park

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam residents are encouraged to take part in an up-coming event to help clean local waterways. The 2021 Waterways Clean-Up at Cotton Mill Park will be held on tomorrow (September 11th) between 10am and noon. The event is part of the Protect Wisconsin Waterways campaign to spread awareness of what people can do to protect the lakes and rivers that are right next door to them. Protect Wisconsin Waterways has run this event since 2016, and each year over fifty bags of trash and litter is removed from local waterways. The organization has removed various objects such as bottles, cans, and wrappers to larger items including tires, traffic cones, and PVC pipes. Beaver Dam Director of Engineering Todd Janssen says waterways are home to not only a bounty of wildlife, but are also the place where the community fishes, boats, kayaks, and swims. He says maintaining our waterways makes the area we live in even more enjoyable place for everyone. Click the following links for more information.