2019 Provo River Cleanup
For the past four years, Fish For Garbage has been setting the standard in river cleanups across Utah’s Wasatch mountain range. On April 27th, the Brighton Anglers and Fish For Garbage hosted the 5th Annual Provo River clean up. With old and new partners, this sunny Saturday saw more than 200 participants ranging in ages of a few months old to the early 70s. The day started with 30 eager participants ready to go at 8:45 am and the event only built from there. With happy participants from all over the state, the event removed over 2.5 tons (5000+ lbs.) of trash from the Lower Provo river area with the help from our newest partner, Cutthroat Rolloff Dumpsters. We not only saw the standard flip flops, beverage cans, and broken tubes, but we also discovered several new pieces such as large semitruck tires and mattresses.
This year we not only fed our volunteers with ribs, bratwurst, and hotdogs – courtesy of Coalatree – but for the first time, live music was provided by the Mountain Country Band. We had a great time and hope you all enjoyed your time on the river as well.
6 miles of the Provo River cleaned
1,200 combined volunteer hours
5,000 pounds of trash removed (that's 2.5 tons!)
A really big thank you goes out to all of our partners who supported us this year:
TroutCamp, Traeger, Indian Summer Flyfishing, Uinta Brewing,Cabelas, Rocky Mountain Outfitters,Wasatch Guide Service,801 Flyfishing, Mayfly Guides, Hardy Fly Fishing, Snowbee, Fenwick, Tacky Fly Fishing, Rising Fishing Tools, DropJaw Flies, Blackstrap, USAC, Sundance Fly Fishing,Tenkara Rod Co, Fish On Energy, Mondo Fly Fishing, Rainy's Flies,Fishpond, Escapod and anyone else we missed.