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Adopt-A-River Cleanup

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A big thank you to all those who helped this past weekend with our Adopt-A-River Cleanup along the Sucker River, it is looking good - cleanliness wise.

Out efforts Saturday morning removed approximately 50 pounds of trash, less than half of what we removed last year.  We attribute this reduction in junk primarily on our efforts getting the trash barrels removed from the parking lot, as well as other locations up and down the shore.

Last year we had determined that the trash barrels that have been placed witin the parking lot were actually part of the problem.  Hard to believe right?  They are suppose to collect trash making the area a cleaner place.  Wrong.  What they did is collect visitors trash in recepticles that must have looked like salad bowls to or furry friends.  Visitors were dumping household waste, camping trash, and a whole boatload of beverage containers.  Our thought is that wilderness areas, such as the Sucker river, are not ideal locations for state and county agenc…