Thanks to all who came out for the Chena River Cleanup last Wednesday! We had a big crew of 19 people in 10 boats so we could spread out quite a ways along the banks. The weather was so nice that no one seemed to be in a big hurry to get downriver too fast. We removed 380 pounds from the river channel in all, which is 120 pounds more than last year. Some large metal items nabbed by a couple of our boats brought the weight way up. We separated out the relatively clean aluminum and put it in the aluminum recycle bin at the landfill. More trash will inevitably appear as the summer progresses, so we should try to remove whatever we can whenever we paddle that stretch of river.
Our cleanup results have been registered at the National River Cleanup website at americanrivers.org.
Thanks again to all who came out!