The 21st Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup has been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers from Owosso and Corunna residents are still needed to come out on Saturday. The cleanup provides a great service to the county’s most valuable natural asset: the Shiawassee River.

All cleanup volunteers will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a free lunch provided by Mancino’s from noon to 1 p.m. The luncheon will be at the Mitchell Amphitheater at 219 N. Water St., in Owosso (located on the grounds of Owosso Middle School).

There will also be fresh homemade cookies provided by a troupe of bakers called, “The Cookie Ladies.”

Vounteers may meet at Corunna’s McCurdy Park or Oakwood Avenue Bridge in Owosso (behind baseball fields.) Cleanup volunteers can choose to assist with the cleanup in the rivers and parks, or paddle stretches of the river via canoe and search for tires. Volunteers should wear old clothes and shoes so that they can walk the river. The 2016 Annual Cleanup is generously supported by Waste Management, Oster Superior Threading (Owosso), J & S Tire (Owosso), Matador’s Pizza (Byron), Johnny V’s Smokehouse (Corunna), Mancino’s (Owosso), Cheff’s Canoe Rental (Vernon), and The Bagelman (Owosso).

Those wanting to help need to register at For more information about the event, contact the Friends of the Shiawassee River at (989) 723-9062 or at

Annual River Cleanup Rescheduled was last modified: August 10th, 2016 by Karen Elford