WWALS calls in the Marines to clean up Pafford’s Landing 2021-07-24

Only two of us showed up at Pafford’s Landing for the July Alapaha River cleanup, due to the weather and the state of the access road. But the Marines were there, with recruits! We got 60 pounds of trash, and the Marines rescued my boat.

[Pafford's Landing, trash, Alapaha River, Marines, boat, bags, potholes]
Pafford’s Landing, trash, Alapaha River, Marines, boat, bags, potholes

See also Bobby McKenzie’s facebook video of Marines helping clean up.

Pafford’s Landing is just east of Lakeland, Georgia. It’s a few thousand feet downstream from Lakeland Boat Ramp on GA 122. Both are part of the Alapaha River Water Trail.

[Pafford's Landing, Lanier County, 09:09:24, 31.0453116, -83.0472046]
Pafford’s Landing, Lanier County, 09:09:24, 31.0453116, -83.0472046

Beach

[Slope, 09:12:25, 31.0425822, -83.0421991]
Slope, 09:12:25, 31.0425822, -83.0421991

Alapaha River

[Downstream, 09:13:13, 31.0425553, -83.0421730]
Downstream, 09:13:13, 31.0425553, -83.0421730

Plastic

[Nestle Pure Life, 09:27:25, 31.0425167, -83.0420885]
Nestle Pure Life, 09:27:25, 31.0425167, -83.0420885

Checkpoint

[Bag of trash, 09:34:08, 31.0426558, -83.0421624]
Bag of trash, 09:34:08, 31.0426558, -83.0421624

USMC

[Marine recruits, 09:54:12, 31.0426340, -83.0421830]
Marine recruits, 09:54:12, 31.0426340, -83.0421830

KR

Yes, I could have swum out and got my boat myself. I had already put on my PFD to do that, when I realized the Marines could do it better.

[Loose kayak, 09:57:34, 31.0424503, -83.0422203]
Loose kayak, 09:57:34, 31.0424503, -83.0422203

Catching trash

[Bottle, 10:10:53, 31.0417089, -83.0432346]
Bottle, 10:10:53, 31.0417089, -83.0432346

Weighing

[17 pounds this bag, 10:34:37, 31.0429443, -83.0426271]
17 pounds this bag, 10:34:37, 31.0429443, -83.0426271

Potholes

[Movie: Little pothole, 10:34:37, 31.0429443, -83.0426271 (22M)]
Movie: Little pothole, 10:34:37, (22M) 31.0429443, -83.0426271

Lakeland

[N. Brantley St. road marker, Mill Creek 00318185, 10:53:35, 31.0470100, -83.0701720]
N. Brantley St. road marker, Mill Creek 00318185, 10:53:35, 31.0470100, -83.0701720

For more WWALS outings, see https://wwals.net/outings/. WWALS members get a list of upcoming outings in the WWALS Tannin Times membership newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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