Root-Pike WIN is hosting a cleaning event at the Root River Environmental Education Community Center, 301 W 6th Street in Racine. The event will take place July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

A rain date has been setup for July 27 at the same time.

Families are invited to come and learn about the various types of pollution that threaten the waterway in a class setting and then spend time on the river paddling while cleaning up trash and taking part in a scavenger hunt-style water game. 

The event is for ages 9 and up. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the event.

The cost is $10 and participants are asked to register at this website. 

Please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty and bring a water bottle if desired. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

For questions about event attendance, please email Laura Buska. 

For questions about payment or the boating portion of the event, please email Laura Schulz. 

For questions about class content, please email Laura Herrick or Aaron Owens.