Friends of the Appomattox cleanup waterways
Published 11:11 am Monday, April 19, 2021
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Tom Dennison and Mariann Dennison work to unload several shopping carts that were retrieved from Gross Creek during the Friends of the Appomattox River Clean up on Saturday, April 17.
Lee Woodruff weighs a bag a trash collected from the Appomattox River following the spring river clean up on Saturday, April 17.
Members weigh a door that was found in Gross Creek. Lee Woodruff, member of the Friends of the Appomattox River estimated the door weighed around 60 pounds.
Members of the Friends of the Appomattox River retrieved shopping carts, tires and a door from the waterways on Saturday, April 17 during an annual spring river clean up.
All of the waste that was cleaned out the waterways was weighed. A total of 1,000 pounds of debris was cleaned by members and volunteers.
Volunteers carry a door that was retrieved from Gross Creek during the Saturday, April 17 Friends of the Appomattox River Spring Clean-up.
The Friends of the Appomattox River group held its annual spring cleanup of the Appomattox River and area waterways on Saturday, April 17, removing 1,000 pounds of trash from the waterways.
Participants floated the river, filling bags with bottles, cans and other debris. Several tires, shopping carts, pipes and even a door were also retrieved.
In addition to cleaning the Appomattox River, members cleaned up areas of the Sandy River Reservoir, Wilck’s Lake, Gross Creek and Buffalo Creek.
Cleanup participants met at the Wilck’s Lake boat ramp to receive tools and cleanup assignments.
The event concluded on River Road where all the debris was weighed.