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Volunteer with Team Rubicon for Mendenhall River cleanup on April 6

March 29, 2024 – News

Team Rubicon is coming to Juneau to host a Mendenhall River flood debris cleanup—and they’re looking for community volunteers.

On Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Team Rubicon and Capital City Fire/Rescue boat and land crews will clear debris remaining from the August 2023 glacial outburst flood from the Mendenhall River bottom and along the banks. Team Rubicon is currently looking for 12 volunteers to join the cleanup effort.

If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Britni Ryan at [email protected] or (303) 489-3075 for more information. Volunteers will ideally have experience in digging and cutting construction and natural debris as well as the ability to carry 25-50 pounds throughout a long work day on the river. Please be aware that site access is difficult, with poor footing and demanding work conditions.

After the event, volunteers interested in joining Team Rubicon can speak to the team lead on the ground or reach out to Britni again for any questions you may have. We look forward to serving with you in the field.

For more information about Team Rubicon, visit teamrubiconusa.org.

For general questions about Mendenhall River flood recovery, please contact [email protected].