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Summer Means It's Time to Clean the Green

The Nature Conservancy seeks volunteers for its annual river clean-up.

Greensburg, Kentucky | July 09, 2014

The Nature Conservancy’s Kentucky Chapter and the Kentucky Waterway Alliance are partnering with groups and volunteers from around the state to embark on an unique Kentucky adventure: a paddle and clean-up of the Green River. The event takes place on Saturday, August 9th and launches from the American Legion Park in Greensburg between 8:00 a.m. and 9 a.m., Central Time (due to staggered clean-up routes varying from 2 ½ - 7 miles).

Clean the Green is a free family-friendly event open to everyone. Registered participants will receive a canoe rental (with shuttle provided), lunch, a commemorative t-shirt, a water bottle, an afternoon snack and the chance to win a kayak/PFD/paddle package!

The Nature Conservancy’s Kentucky Chapter has been working at the Green River for over 15 years, striving to protect and restore one of Kentucky’s most precious waterways.

“The Green River is one of the richest rivers in North America in terms of the diversity of life that the river holds. More than 70 species of freshwater mussels and 150 species of fish call the river their home,” says Michael Hensley, the Conservancy’s Green River Project Director. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to work with so many partners and volunteers in our Green River protection and restoration efforts!”

Other Green River Clean-up partners include Western Kentucky Biological Preserve, Snappy Tomato of Greensburg, Green County Fiscal Court, Replica Screen Printings, Whole Foods Market, LG & E, Dart, Aveda and Green River Paddle Trail.

To register or to learn more about this event, contact Gerry James, the Conservancy’s Donor & Community Outreach at

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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Mike Hensley
Green River Project Director

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