(WITI/CNN/Meredith) -- Saint Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but Milwaukee Bucks basketball fans are not skipping a chance to go green.

The Milwaukee River was dyed green Friday in celebration of the Bucks making it to the NBA playoffs.

As the number-one seed in the Eastern Conference, the Bucks will play a seven-game series against the Detroit Pistons starting Sunday.

The team has fan giveaways and parties planned to celebrate.

Fans joined officials at the McKinley Bridge Friday morning to watch the clear river turn bright green.

Don't worry, the Department of Natural Resources approved the dye and said it won't hurt aquatic life. Actually, it's a type of dye that is used regularly to track stream flows and how water mixes.

Crews on two boats poured roughly 50 pounds of dye into the river. The propeller action of the boats, plus a third boat, helped disperse the dye, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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