LAUGHLIN — The second of three planned river cleanups preceeding this summer’s Laughlin River Regatta takes place this month.

Launched by Colorado Belle and Edgewater Casino Resorts and hosted by Marnell Gaming, LLC, the approximate four-hour cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. PST, on Friday, Feb. 16. 

“The Colorado Belle and Edgewater team is driven to make a meaningful impact while reviving a significant tourism event that benefits our local community in many ways,” said Colorado Belle and Edgewater SVP & General Manager Ryan C. Walker.  “We are dedicated to be a responsible community partner and fostering a culture of service that benefits where we live.” 

Marnell Gaming is proud to be an involved partner in the community and is committed to hosting a “Safe, Fun & Clean Regatta,” Walker said.

The President’s Day Weekend cleanup is one element of Marnell Gaming’s commitment to devote significant resources to the cleanup and beautification of the Colorado River in the Bullhead City and Laughlin areas and will be made in conjunction with two River Cleanup Event Sponsors, Nathan Michaels of River Passage Water Taxi, and ACE Hardware. 

The cleanup will cover four different areas along the river in the Laughlin and Bullhead City areas; five local organizations in collaboration with sponsors have been invited to assist in the second cleanup, Walker said. Each group is a non-profit club or organization guaranteeing a minimum of 20 active participants in the clean-up.  

The groups are Mohave High School Interact Club, River Valley Baseball Team, Mohave High School Key Club, Laughlin High School Athletes and the Mohave High School Track Team.  In addition, participation by volunteers from Laughlin casino properties are anticipated.  

“Our goal is to engage the youth of our community to raise awareness and help improve the condition of our river.  Civic investment is a mainstay in the longevity of a community and we are thrilled to have our local youth participate, take pride in where they live and fortify the foundation for future years,” Walker said. 

In recognition of the hard work and dedication to the community, Marnell Gaming will donate $1,000 to each of the five participating non-profit clubs or organizations and a $2,000 donation will be made to the River Fund on behalf of the casino participants.  

“This is an amazing opportunity for these groups to come out, have fun, do a great thing for our community and earn much needed money for their non-profit club, team or organization,” said Ed Catalfamo, Colorado Belle and Edgewater Casino Resorts events manager. 

To have your non-

profit club, group, team or organization be considered for future cleanups please email Ed Catalfamo at

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