Caper’s benefits multiple

Published 1:12 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2015

This Saturday, the Symmes Creek Restoration Committee will host the 19th annual Canoe Caper to clean up trash and other debris that has made its way into the creek.

While the event serves as the organization’s primary fundraiser, the benefits go far beyond just cleaning up trash.

The caper is about our community taking pride in one of the many great resources we have in Lawrence County for recreation along with getting our youth and residents involved.

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With all the severe storms we have had this summer throughout the county and region, working to keep the trash and debris cleaned up can potentially alleviate some of the smaller creeks and streams from being blocked, resulting in more severe flooding in other places.

Additionally, the event provides participants the ability to enjoy a time of fellowship and community spirit with other residents. Those in attendance will also have the ability to win prizes in various drawings, receive a T-shirt and be provided food.

We applaud the efforts of the organization and all those involved in making this annual event a success.

Simply put, events like the Canoe Caper are vital in maintaining the great natural resources Lawrence County and the region provides.