It was fun and productive: cleaning up Twomile Branch and Sugar Creek, plus a bit of the Withlacoochee River.
And we got a statewide award while we were there!
The award was the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Volunteer of the Year Award, for all the WWALS water quality testing volunteers, many of whom were at this cleanup. Thanks again to Georgia Power for the grant for testing equipment. WWALS is doing an AAS testing training this Saturday.
Join us for another cleanup at Sugar Creek on Saturday, October 10, 2020, or any of several other river and creek locations that same day, in conjunction with Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta. Or help us clean up this Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Berrien Beach Boat Ramp, northeast of Nashville, Georgia, on the Alapaha River.
Thanks to Nic Llinas and Sean of Current Problems for coming up from Gainesville, Florida, to bucket fish in Twomile Branch.
Brave Sean even waded into the creek.
Volunteers at work
Sara Jay found an antique bottle that she gave to Scotti Jay for the collection for the fellow who said he would pay for them.
According to landowner John Mark Eager, the horse pasture used to be the Valdosta city dump, so there’s plenty more buried in there. Thanks again to him for access to the creeks and the river through his pasture.
WWALS E.D. Gretchen Quarterman found a Great Blue Heron skull. That’s our totem animal.
Watch out for the spiders!
More to get
There’s plenty more trash in the creeks that needs boats to get.
And there’s trash in the Withlacoochee River at Sugar Creek.
Troupville Boat Ramp
We left the trash at Troupville Boat Ramp, where VLPRA took it away.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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