2019 Provo River Clean Up

Group photo

For the past 4 years Fish For Garbage has been setting the standard in river clean ups along Utah’s Wasatch range.  This year was no different. On April 27ththe Brighton Anglersand Fish For Garbage hosted the 5thAnnual 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 our newest partner Cutthroat Rolloff Dumpsters giving us the official tally. We not only saw the standard flip flops, beverage cans and broken tubes but we also saw several new pieces such as large semi tires and mattresses.

This year we not only supported all of our volunteers with Ribs, Brautworst and Hotdogs courtesy of Coalatreebut 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.

A really big thank you goes out to all of our partners who supported us this year:

TroutCampTraegerIndian Summer Flyfishing,  Uinta Brewing,CabelasRocky Mountain Outfitters,Wasatch Guide Service,801 FlyfishingMayfly GuidesHardy  Fly FishingSnowbeeFenwickTacky Fly FishingRising Fishing ToolsDropJaw FliesBlackstrapUSACSundance Fly Fishing,Tenkara Rod CoFish On EnergyMondo Fly FishingRainy's Flies,FishpondEscapodand anyone else we missed.

Join us June 29thfor the first annual Strawberry Reservoir cleanup happing later this summer. 

Jared Winkler