The Dragoon River Romp is a “Keep Boone County Beautiful” event. The vision of KBCB is a cleaner and more beautiful county. Its mission is to protect and preserve the beauty and quality of life through partnerships between citizens, business, neighborhoods and government, and to continue to foster PRIDE in Boone County’s environment. The Dragoon River Romp, which will be celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2017, embodies this mission.
Over the past 11 events, volunteers have removed over 29 tons of trash from the beautiful Des Moines River and its banks. Much of the trash is recycled and the remainder is deposited at the Boone County Landfill.
Plans for the Sep 16, 2017 romp include cleaning a stretch of the Des Moines River from the lower Fraser boat ramp to the Waterworks boat ramp. Seven Oaks Recreation of Boone provides the canoes and transportation on and off the river. At the conclusion of the cleanup, all volunteers will be transported back to Seven Oaks for lunch and an awards presentation. There is no charge to participate in this event. Participation is limited to 100 paddlers and 45 land-based volunteers.
Youth 13 and older will be allowed to participate with a parent or guardian in the water-based cleanup efforts. Youth under age 13 will be part of the land-based operation. In a continued effort to ensure safety, volunteers under the age of 18 must be in a canoe with a volunteer 18 or older.
Times, Locations, & Registration Packets are available on the Boone County website. http://www.boonecounty.iowa.gov/