Chena River Cleanup in Fairbanks

19 Jun Chena River Cleanup in Fairbanks, Alaska

Are you looking for a fun way to do good for your community, while also getting exercise? Fairbanks Family Dental Care has found an event that is great for all ages and an excellent way to teach children about contributing to a community. At the end of this month, the Chena River Cleanup is occurring. This event is a free-of-charge invitation the public to come together and clean up our nearby waterway. If you have a free evening and want to be part of preserving our region’s natural beauty, the Chena River Cleanup in Fairbanks, Alaska is for you. It will help you to meet new people, get in some valuable community service time, and give you a little exercise, too!

What is the Chena River Cleanup?

What: Participants of the Chena River Cleanup will travel via boat to just North of Graehl Park. We’ll gather together on the banks of the river to collect any trash or debris that could be harmful to the water, to plants and animals, or to members of the community who visit the river or live nearby. At the end of the cleanup, aluminum products will need to be sorted into separate recycling piles, while the rest of the trash will be promptly taken to the dump.

When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 from 6:00 PM, until about 9:30 PM.

Where: Participants will meet at Graehl Park at about 6pm. Around 6:30 PM we’ll begin gathering trash and recyclable items on the banks of the river.

Cost: Free to all participants

What to Bring: Members will need to have their own paddle boat and life jacket. It is also suggested that you bring plenty of water, gloves, warm clothing, snacks, and even mosquito repellent.

As members of the Fairbanks community, we appreciate you, our generous patients, for organizing and volunteering for such wonderful events. It’s a good way to feel more involved, to be more environmentally conscious, and to get in a nice amount of exercise in for the evening. While you’re taking time to beautify our community during the Chena River Cleanup in Fairbanks, Alaska, remember to pack healthy snacks to take along—like fruits and vegetables, —and to drink plenty of water. And later in the evening, make sure your teeth get a nice, thorough brushing and flossing. Your daily oral hygiene is an essential part of keeping your smile beautiful and healthy. And to maintain your dental health, why not schedule your two annual dental cleanings now? It’s a good way to keep your oral care on track, and that’s something you can feel good about for the long haul.

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