Pictures: Cleanup, Alapaha River, Lakeland and Pafford’s Landing 2019-10-12

A fun couple of hours and a truckload of #Rivers Alive trash picked up in and around the Alapaha River at Lakeland Boat Ramp and Pafford’s Landing, on the Alapaha River Water Trail, yesterday, October 12, 2019.

[WWALS #RiversAlive Alapaha River]
Photo: Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS #RiversAlive Alapaha River

Lakeland Boat Ramp

Pictures by John S. Quarterman for WWALS, except as otherwise noted.

[Access road]
Access road

[Woods road]
Woods road

Alapaha River

[Sand bar]
Sand bar

[First bit of beach]
Photo: Gretchen Quarterman, First bit of beach

Tom H. Johnson Jr.

[T2 times two]
T2 times two

[T2 in the cypress knees]
T2 in the cypress knees

T2 circus act

[In the tree roots]
In the tree roots

[Trash diving]
Trash diving


[With catch]
With catch

Dead Mussels

And there was much green algae in the river.

[Beach full]
Beach full

[All sizes]
All sizes


That’s a pile of trash.

[WWALS #RiversAlive Pafford's Landing]
Photo: Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS #RiversAlive Pafford’s Landing

[This stuff does not belong in the river, or in the woods. People, do better. #RiversAlive]
Photo: Gretchen Quarterman, This stuff does not belong in the river, or in the woods. People, do better. #RiversAlive

To the dump

For future reference, the Lanier County dump is open on Saturdays, and is located at 31.053388, -83.069456, which is just north up GA 135 from the fire tower of Forestry Commission, 907 N Brantley St, Lakeland, GA 31635.

[Just past the fire tower, north up GA 135]
Just past the fire tower, north up GA 135

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Coming up today is Banks Lake Full Hunter’s Moon Paddle 2019-10-13: come watch the sun set and the moon rise!

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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