|National River Cleanup Week|
Each year since 1991
America Outdoors has
promoted National River Cleanup Week in mid-May. This year Cleanup Week was May 10-17.
In Maine, a group called “Getting Communities Involved” led by Erick Goodwin and Emily Pilachowski,
both raft guides,
picked up trash at a different river each day of the week, collecting more than 2,000 pounds. The group is
trash to as a fundraiser for more community-based improvement projects. To reach Erick, call 207.577.0948.
“Special this Thursday: Free Tractor Tires at the River.”|
Above: Itís a tough job but someoneís got to do it. Emily and Kristen shoot a rapid on Martin Stream with over 100 pounds of trash aboard.
Above: This Craw Daddy was psyched for a cleaner river.
Above Right: Next stop: the dump.
Below: (web only) It's amazing what people chuck in the river: "Our only guess was that this device was used for barnyard animal stimulation," says Erick.
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