Trout Unlimited North Bear Chapter
The TU North Bear chapter will be hosting our monthly presentation this Thursday, January 12th, at 6:30pm. This will be a virtual only meeting.
This month's presentation is from Matt Frana, Turkey River Watershed Project Coordinator, Winneshiek County Soil & Water Conservation District.
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2015 Project AWARE Stats
In the thirteen years of Project AWARE, the trash from this year’s event represents the 7th largest trash total; the 3rd largest number of tires; and the 4th highest percent of trash recycled:
2015 Project AWARE Summary Stats
· 63 river miles paddled and cleaned
· 433 participants during the event – new record
· 225 - daily average number of participants (number of volunteers on the water each day ranged from 158 to 277). For four of the five days of this year’s event, the daily number of participants exceeded the previous high of 212 set in 2011 on the Turkey River.
· In addition to Iowa, volunteers for this year’s Project AWARE were from Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. One gentleman was from Sweden.
· 52% of volunteers were first year volunteers; 24% of the volunteers had been on Project AWARE five or more years; and 13 volunteers were recognized for being on Project AWARE 10 years.
· Volunteers ranged in age from <1 to 76; 62 (14%) of this year’s participants were 18 years or younger.
· 122 volunteers (28%) were registered for the entire eveny
· 89 sponsors helped make this event possible. This event is not possible without your support. Thank you!
2015 Project AWARE Trash Numbers
· Total Trash Removed – 30.1 tons (60,156 lbs) (for comparison, 30.2 tons were removed on Project AWARE in 2014 on the Big Sioux River)
· Tires –677 (20,860 lbs) (for comparison, 549 tires were removed on Project AWARE in 2014)
· Scrap Metal – 14.56 tons (29,120 lbs) (for comparison, 18.6 tons were removed on Project AWARE in 2014)
· Recyclables (redeemables, plastic, cardboard, glass) – 2.24 tons (4,476 lbs)
· Household Hazardous Material – 0.1 tons (200 lbs)
· Trash – 2.75 tons (5,500 lbs)
· Trash Recycled: 91% (54,656 lbs) (for comparison, 95% was recycled on Project AWARE in 2014)