Cleaning the River


By KMVT News

Buhl, Idaho (KMVYT-KTWT)

Empty shells were found strung along the river Saturday morning.

Three boats focused their clean up on the 1000 Springs and Bell Rapids areas.

The 40 volunteers on foot worked in the areas of Kanaka Rapids, Niagara, and the Billingsley Creek W–R–A.

"Some of us walked in others are out in jet boats getting some of the blinds that the water falconers use on the islands"

This is the first year the event took place and volunteer Brenda Banyain was more than willing to give up her time for the community.

"I wanted to do something that would be giving back to the community and also my husband hunts all the time he said there's a need for that so it was a nice thing to do, and I mean give a couple of hours of your day and time and give back a lot more than that."

The crew found around 300 to 400 shell casings within an hour....along with other debris and garbage.

Ryan Hilton sees the event growing from year to year.

Banyain, sees this an opportunity to restore nature to the way it was made.

"It's awesome to be out here and to be able to clean up and put it back to the way it's supposed to be."

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