Bobby McKenzie noticed somebody had been there, so I wrote to Valdosta Stormwater Director Angela Bray, “Thanks for another Sugar Creek logjam cleanup; Are we guessing correctly that it was you and Valdosta Stormwater?”
You guessed right!
I only took a picture of the trash we picked up. We forgot mosquito spray so we had to get in and out as quick as possible! 🙂
The creek is definitely dropping but makes it super slippery.
Thanks to Valdosta Stormwater for cleaning up the Sugar Creek trashjam twice in one month! It’s good to see they’re having the full experience, like we have for more than a year now, cleaning up this repeating logjam of trash. For much more about the problem, its upstream sources, and how it can be fixed, see the post about their previous cleanup.
You are all invited to come help clean up Sugar Creek on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at this same location behind the Salty Snapper on Gornto Road, just upstream from the Withlacoochee River.
If Stormwater keeps it so clean there’s nothing for us to do there, don’t worry, there are other locations. People who live in Valdosta or Lowndes County, Georgia, or across the rivers in Brooks County: these are your home waterways. Trash in them is a health risk to you and your children. Floridians, all these locations are upstream from you.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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