Nearly three dozen tires were removed in 2011 from the Big Piney River during a river cleanup. From left: Sheldon Clinton, Jordan Emery and Evan Todd. The event was organized by Top of the Ozarks Resource, Conservation and Development and Big Piney Watershed. (File photo)

Three river cleanup events are planned for June in the region.

The 14th annual Jacks Fork River cleanup is Saturday, June 2. Registration is 8-9 a.m. A barbecue supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. at the Alley Spring picnic area. The rain date is June 9. For more information, contact Ted Haviland at 417-932-4363 or 

The sixth annual upper Current River cleanup and kayak giveaway is Saturday, June 16. Registration is 8-9 a.m. at Cedar Grove, Akers or Pulltite. A barbecue supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. at
Round Spring picnic pavilion. The rain date is June 30. For more information, contact Jack or Mary Ficker at
 573-729-7065 or 

The Upper Big Piney River cleanup is Saturday, June 23. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Boiling Springs access on the Big Piney 
River at the end of Highway BB southwest of Licking. A cookout begins at 3 p.m.
at Boiling Springs. Contact Peter Maki at 417-967-0676 or Debbie Miller 
at for more information. To get camping information, contact
Scott at 573-368-9088 or .

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