Every year outdoor enthusiasts flock to the Provo River to enjoy the fruits of Mother Nature for months on end. The Brighton Anglers are no exception. With this being said, Brighton Anglers teamed up with Fish For Garbage three years ago to create an event that gives back to the river we love and use so much. Last year we made the decision to host the event on the Saturday closest to Earth Day. Attaching this event to Earth Day starting the fishing season right by hosting a river clean up and remind people that we need to give back more than we use to keep our natural resources pristine.
This year was our largest event yet! We had 200+ friends and families show up on a beautiful warm spring day. We filled 3 trailers and 2 dumpsters equaling over 8000 pounds of trash. Some of the highlights included the usual large amount if flipflops, blown out tires and inner tubes. Unique finds were a 1940s water heater, several mattresses and a few sets of keys. We would like to thank everyone for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come out year after year to this special event. We had a great time and hope you all enjoyed your time on the river as well.
A really big thank you goes out to all of our partners who supported us this year:
TroutCamp, Traeger, Spinnerfall, Uinta Brewing, Rocky Mountain Outfitters, Wasatch Guide Service, 801 Flyfishing, Mayfly Guides, Hardy Fly Fishing, Redington, Electric, Tacky Fly Fishing, Rising Fishing Tools, DropJaw Flies, Blackstrap, USAC, Sundance Fly Fishing, Backcountry.com, Tenkara Rod Co, FishOn Energy, Plan D Fishing, Merge4, Mondo Fly Fishing, Rainy’s Flies and anyone else we missed.
Edit by Cameron Kirby www.cameronmkirby.com
Photos by Ross Downard www.mtnranks.com