The Flint River and Watershed Coalition will host their annual Flint River & Community Cleanup this Saturday, April 27th from 9 a.m. until noon.

In a news release, the Coalition says the "cleanup is an opportunity for the community to make an immediate and important difference where they live, work and play."

Volunteers work together to clear unsightly trash and debris from along the Flint River, its tributaries and area parks. Last year's efforts removed over 17 tons of trash, large items and tires.

Some of the locations that will be worked on this year include Riverbank Park, Atwood Stadium, Kearsley Park, Mott Park and Downtown Flint. For the most up to date listing, go to www.Flintriver.org.

Pre-registration is not required to volunteer at the cleanup. Just show up at your preferred site. All supplies including gloves, garbage bags, leaf bags and pickers are provided. Lunch is also provided to all volunteers with a large BBQ celebration in front of the Capitol Theater.

For more information about site locations and volunteer information, contact Holly Rosser at (810) 767-9491 or hrosser@flintriver.org.