Eighteen people accepted Katherine Ball’s invitation
to clean up Two Mile Branch behind Stone Castle.
Trash found in this Georgia Rivers Alive
cleanup included a Valdosta rezoning sign from 2007, a street-side trash bin, and many tires, as well as the usual bottles and cans.
Floridians, this is trash that would otherwise go down Two Mile Branch and Sugar Creek to the Withlacoochee River into Florida.
Some VSU students videoed the proceedings for a documentary.
Nic Hathaway says he’s organizing Lowndes High students to help with trash.
Creek, trash, banners
Michael’s backhoe was necessary to pull some of that stuff out.
The trash bin took a halfdozen to heave-ho.
a WWALS video playlist:
Two Mile Branch cleanup @ Stone Castle 2022-04-16
A Georgia Rivers Alive and WWALS Earth Day Cleanup
Video by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS).
Beatriz and Tom Potter in Two Mile Branch, 09:18:51, 30.8621052, -83.2970390
VA-2007-01, Corner of Roosevelt & Patterson, 09:28:57, 30.8620360, -83.2967540
Nice little creek, partly spring-fed, 09:30:30, 30.8620530, -83.2967550
Sonia Velez Hoy near bag of something with Michael’s chain and rope, 09:43:15, 30.8620150, -83.2977600
Downed post with warning sign, 09:50:26, 30.8622621, -83.2982393
Russell McBride and Emily Arnold digging, 09:51:28, 30.8622630, -83.2982530
Tom Potter with a trash can top, 09:51:33, 30.8622634, -83.2982531
Progress digging, 09:52:10, 30.8622478, -83.2982467
More digging, 09:52:15, 30.8622478, -83.2982467
Georgina Arnold in the creek, 09:53:13, 30.8623919, -83.2985465
Movie: Georgina Arnold retrieving a tire, 30.8623919, -83.2985465
Eliza and Bobby McKenzie join the digging, 10:11:30, 30.8622000, -83.2981950
Movie: Michael observes from the pipe, 30.8622000, -83.2981950
Movie: Michael, Georgina, and Nic Hathaway join the dig, 30.8622800, -83.2980380
Movie: Let’s lift it up, 30.8622800, -83.2980380
Movie: Emily on the pile of sand, 30.8622800, -83.2980380
Movie: Will videos Emily digging the small tire, 30.8622800, -83.2980380
Emily gets under the tire, 10:23:21, 30.8622800, -83.2980380
Emily with last year’s big cleanup shirt, 10:23:29, 30.8622800, -83.2980380
The tire’s coming up, but…, 10:23:48, 30.8622980, -83.2980910
It’s attached to an entire toy, 10:24:48, 30.8623148, -83.2981100
Beatriz says she has to go, 10:24:58, 30.8623148, -83.2981100
Reburied for now, 10:28:53, 30.8623490, -83.2982590
Katherine comes to see, 10:31:40, 30.8623558, -83.2983380
Banners with Rivers Alive t-shirts
Scotti and Sara Jay arrive and stay to clean up more, 11:00:34, 30.8616957, -83.2969184
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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