The Missoula Coyote Choir’s spring environmental service project was to take part in the annual Clark Fork Cleanup, organized by the Clark Fork Coalition. Parents, grandparents and siblings pitched in with Coyote Choir members, and together we collected all sorts of trash on the river bank between Higgins Avenue and Orange Street. Beer cans and cigarette butts seemed to be the most common items found, but we also picked up a hat, lots of broken glass, and a rug. We attempted to dig out a half-submerged tire, found next to rusting parts of a car, but it was buried too deeply — we’ll have to come back for it another time.
After our clean-up shift, we played in Dragon Hollow and then sang “Start From Here" for others waiting in line for their lunch. Then we chowed down too!
Thanks to the Clark Fork Coalition for organizing this great event, and thanks to all the Coyote families who participated. It’s nice to actually get outside together after singing about it all year!