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Volunteers needed for weekend lock cleanup

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls Voluntourism is looking for help Saturday and Sunday with cleanup and maintenance work along the Hennepin Canal Trail.

Projects include fixing potholes and root damage on the trail; painting a large barn; powerwashing the lock at the head of the canal; painting guardrails at the canal’s entry points; and painting the walls under the bridges.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the lock and the work will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome; children need adult chaperones and insurance waivers must be signed. Workers are asked to bring dirt shovels, garden rakes, pickaxes, and brooms.

On Sunday, 15 National Guard volunteers will help.

Go to volunteerrockfalls.com or call 815-380-2300 for more information.

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