“Fish Clean” stickers are shown in June 2021 on fishing bait containers at one of three Austin retailers working with CRWD on its new initiative to remind local anglers to not litter. This is in response to fishing-related litter frequently being found along local shorelines and waterways.

‘Fish Clean’ aims to cut shoreline litter

CRWD uses Austin Area Foundation grant to target anglers

Thyna Nguyen, an incoming senior at Austin High School, designed the “Fish Clean” logo as part of the school’s community service program.
An array of fishing-related litter lies along the Cedar River State Water Trail near Austin’s Marcusen Park stadium in July 2020 after being collected by CRWD staff from a popular fishing spot.
Volunteers with the Mower County DFL take a break in July 2021 with litter grabbers borrowed from CRWD for cleanup up the shorelines of the Cedar River near Austin’s downtown dam.
Fishing-related litter in fall 2016 along the Cedar River State Water Trail below the Ramsey Dam, just outside of Austin.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.