With the retirement of Bob Brown from the City’s Water Reclamation Plant earlier this year, newly appointed Eric Gorczynski picked right-up where Bob left off and led a very successful river clean up on Saturday August 22nd.
Great weather combined with eager volunteers led to a total of 5.55 tons of debris pulled out of the river by hand. That’s over 11,000 pounds pushed, pulled, hurled and dragged…by hand. Impressive.
And of course the debris is always half buried in mud, hard to handle, water-logged, awkward to lift and slippery. Yet this hardy lot of volunteers met the challenge head-on and the community — and the environment — is grateful they did.
Here’s some photos and notes from Eric on the day’s events.