On Tuesday June 11, 2013 45 K&N Management team members showed up at MOK Kayaks to clean up trash in the lower Colorado River. That day I found a little piece of paradise I didn’t know existed in Austin, TX. MOK and Keep Austin Beautiful teamed up with us, providing 35 kayaks, dozens of trash grabbers, and several trash and recycling bags.
The amount of trash pulled from the river was astonishing! Someone found a tire, several deflated water mattresses, and even a shopping cart! I was in the third wave of kayakers to embark down the river, and I was still able to fill up my trash bag. We weren’t able to get everything, but we definitely made a significant difference. Thanks to everyone that showed up and helped! The river, boats, friends, great food, and no poison ivy made this was one of my favorite events this year!
Chris Bennett, Associate Chaplain