After many years of dutiful service, Friends of the Looking Glass founders Gloria Miller and Larry Arbanas have at long last retired, and passed the torch, and their mission, to a new generation of river keepers. Energized by their love for this 60 mile gem, and looking for new ways to beautify and return the river to its former grandeur, the new stewards of the Looking Glass initiated fundraisers including a successful can drive and a Friends Of The Looking Glass sticker sale. Taking a stretch at a time, teams have pulled mountains of trash including tires, appliances and other impediments dating back decades.
Board Members and volunteers have also used chain saws to clear many log jams to keep the river clear for paddlers. Members have also worked with the City of DeWitt to hire the “Wombat” , a large claw machine, to clear major log jams in the DeWitt area. Volunteers from other areas of the river that are willing to work with local governments to help clean up log jams are welcome. The Board would also like to connect with people that have marketing experience, or would like to volunteer in other capacities. The best way to contact the new board is through “Messenger” on Facebook.