Lots of progress has been made on cleaning up the river corridor in Fargo.
FARGO - Lots of progress has been made on cleaning up the river corridor in Fargo.
Ten AmeriCorps volunteers from Iowa have been helping river keepers, the city, and park district since mid-July. Bob Backman is with River Keepers and he says that they have been removing invasive species, flood debris and garbage.
Dozens of truck loads of branches and debris have already been removed. The volunteers are also repairing and beautifying a city-owned house that will eventually be sold to a family. They'll be in Fargo another two weeks.
AmeriCorps is a national service program, in which those 18-24 years old can commit to a year of service work. They receive a small stipend, and their food and housing is paid for. When they're done, they receive money to pay off college debt or to pay their tuition.
(KFGO file photo)