Pictures: Troupville Cleanup 2018-10-13

We had fun cleaning up at Troupville Boat Ramp and the private land down the Little River to its Confluence with the Withlacoochee River, and then up the Withlacoochee a bit. Boy Scouts did much of the work, in Ronnie Thomas’ troup: this cleanup was his idea. Two of the landowners who let us into the land down to the Confluence were there; that property is for sale. Scotti Jay and Bobby and the McKenzie clan were also there. Brown Dog and Yellow Dog liked getting into another river.

[Red, yellow, white, blue, 10:09:03, 30.8454610, -83.3467969]
Red, yellow, white, blue, 10:09:03, 30.8454610, -83.3467969

Landowner Helen Tapp promised donuts, and delivered.

[Donuts, 08:41:30, 30.8514439, -83.3472348]
Donuts, 08:41:30, 30.8514439, -83.3472348

We got banner pictures early so as to catch early-comers.

[Banner with Gretchen, 07:50:27]
Banner with Gretchen, 07:50:27

[Banner with Helen, 07:52:17]
Banner with Helen, 07:52:17

The Little River comes in from the right of the picture, joining the Withlacoochee River, which comes in from the left and continues through the top of the picture.

[Confluence, 09:41:49, 30.8471348, -83.3473936]
Confluence, 09:41:49, 30.8471348, -83.3473936

The dogs love playing on trees.

[Arch, 09:57:01, 30.8456776, -83.3471229]
Arch, 09:57:01, 30.8456776, -83.3471229

Scouts working hard.

[Dogs and scouts, 09:58:13, 30.8459631, -83.3471146]
Dogs and scouts, 09:58:13, 30.8459631, -83.3471146

Scotti Jay arrived.

[Scouts, Gretchen, and Scotti Jay, 10:06:31, 30.8456066, -83.3468372]
Scouts, Gretchen, and Scotti Jay, 10:06:31, 30.8456066, -83.3468372

There are some impediments to paddling. Here’s one.

[Deadfall, 10:09:50, 30.8451457, -83.3468181]
Deadfall, 10:09:50, 30.8451457, -83.3468181

Quite a bit of trash collected.

[Scouts with Collection, 09:59:27]
Scouts with collection, 09:59:27

The McKenzie clan arrived.

[McKenzies and Scouts, 10:01:20]
McKenzies and Scouts, 10:01:20

Landowner Trav Paine may paddle with us later.

[Trav Paine, 09:05:48, 30.8512408, -83.3472770]
Trav Paine, 09:05:48, 30.8512408, -83.3472770

We’re guessing somebody buried their pet here.

[Artificial flowers, 09:11:23, 30.8509306, -83.3474722]
Artificial flowers, 09:11:23, 30.8509306, -83.3474722

[Trav and Gretchen, 09:10:49, 30.8509306, -83.347473]
Trav and Gretchen, 09:10:49, 30.8509306, -83.3474730

Interesting place, the Little River Confluence.

[Tight frame, 09:35:29, 30.8476867, -83.3476950]
Tight frame, 09:35:29, 30.8476867, -83.3476950

On the WWALS website are many more pictures by Gretchen Quarterman and by John S. Quarterman.

For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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