Kent’s volunteer river brigade did it again — they gave up their Saturday morning to slog around through the river bottom to pull out trash and debris that doesn’t belong on.
The questionable weather may have dwindled the number of volunteers but they clearly made up for it in their effort, starting at 8:00 am and finishing around 2:00 pm — pulling out 49 tires, 25 railroad ties, a fiberglass boat, and wide assortment of other items adding up to roughly 4 tons.
As a bonus, the group got to enjoy a juvenile Spiny Softshell Turtle that was about 1 ½” inches in diameter. These turtles are native to the area and can breathe without surfacing by pulling oxygen from the water.
Just another great sign of the river recovery and the animals that live in it.
I’m sure he was trying to thank them for all they did that morning.