136 volunteers joined our mascot Oxford the Otter for
another great clean-up event. Due to the forest fires up-island, it was a
smokey day for the
clean-up, but after an enjoyable continental breakfast we were off!
A flotilla of boats, squadrons of divers and
snorklers and a troop on foot scoured the top bottom and sides of the River
for trash and beverage containers. Although the count of containers
was down from previous years we managed to remove over a half a ton of trash
and haul it to the dump.
Oxford was on hand to welcome the volunteers and remind everyone of his
motto and credo:
At the end of a fun and productive day on the River we returned to enjoy a
delicious BBQ sponsored by Jakes at the Lake. All in all it was
a great day. Please click here to see
pictures of the event.
In total, 700 volunteer hours were contributed to making this day a success.