Since 2000, the Black River Action Team (BRAT) has hosted a cleanup of the local waterways, inspiring scores of folks to venture to the bed and banks of the Black River to collect trash. Want to help, but live far away? Consider a trip to scenic southeastern Vermont during the annual BRAT RiverSweep, and receive a reduced rate through several "voluntourism" packages with select local lodging establishments.

BRAT will provide a free commemorative tee shirt for all "voluntourists," complimentary lunch courtesy of local businesses, plus a selection of free "thank you" goodies. The hotel or inn provides the great rate! Contact the Golden Stage Inn in Proctorsville VT or the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield VT for more details about their special RiverSweep voluntourism packages, and book your room today! Golden Stage Inn: (802) 226-7744; HI Express: (802) 885-4516.

(Photo by BRAT Director Kelly Stettner)

For details about RiverSweep, contact BRAT Director Kelly Stettner at blackrivercleanup@yahoo.com or leave a message at (802) 885-1533.


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