Missississippi flood plain needs youby Sea Stachura, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Fish and Wildlife Service says the Mississippi flood plain still needs a lot of clean-up after last August's flash floods.
Garvin Brook near Minnesota City was particularly hard hit in the floods. The trout stream swelled to one hundred feet wide. FWS manager Mary Stefanski says she is asking volunteers to help clean up that area on Saturday April 26th.
"We're asking people to bring their own gloves. We'll supply garbage bags and shovels and things they might need. And then wear appropriate footwear, which would be something closed toes, whether that's hiking boots, tennis shoes," Stefanski said.
Stefanski says car parts, toys, lawn mowers and more were dumped on the refuge as a result of the flood. The volunteer project runs from ten a.m. until 2 p.m.