Trash at No Water No Beer 2022-05-07.
When Russell says don’t bring a boat to a cleanup, bring a boat for use as a garbage scow.
Fortunately, Valdosta Mayor Scott James brought a boat.
He and Council Andy Gibbs helped clean up at Sugar Creek and the Withlacoochee River, in that Council district.
We filled that kayak with trash, floated it down the river, loaded it on the Mayor’s truck,
and he drove it straight to No Water No Beer at Georgia Beer Co. (his idea).
The Mayor and Phil Hubbard sawed off some deadfalls, clearing passage in the creek.
Thanks to them and all the other volunteers for this cleanup.
Special thanks to Russell
for organizing it.
Sugar Creek, Withlacoochee River, trash, Valdosta Mayor and Council
Of course, cleanups don’t solve the trash problem.
better trash booms are available,
and Valdosta has excellent ordinances about parking lot owners needing to keep trash from getting off their property.
We look forward to the City of Valdosta buying some booms and to their ordinance education and enforcement program.
are in particular need of education or enforcement.
See also Chick-fil-A in
Sharon Ross’ facebook photoset.
See also Russell McBride’s facebook photoset; of course he found a turtle.
Russell went back the next week and got still more trash.
Which is still more evidence that the upstream fast food outlets and parking lots need to stop this stuff getting into the creeks.
Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson, Jesse Cole, Russell McBride, Phil Hubbard, Rob Rickert, Sharon Ross, Don Davis, 09:08:36,
Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson, Jesse Cole, Russell McBride, Phil Hubbard, Rob Rickert, Sharon Ross, Don Davis, Suwannee Riverkeeper, 09:08:50,
Sharon Ross, Jesse Cole, Rob Rickert, Russell McBride, Scott James, 09:13:38,
Russell McBride and Scott James at the WWALS boom, 09:13:47,
Scott James at the WWALS boom, 09:14:02,
Scott James picking up trash at the WWALS boom, 09:14:07,
Jesse, Russell, Rob, Sharon at the WWALS boom, 09:14:17,
Russell McBride and Scott James in his kayak, 09:25:11,
Scott James picking up trash in his kayak, 09:25:49,
Rob Rickert on the bank, Scott James in the kayak, 09:26:50,
Rob down the bank, 09:27:23,
Phil Hubbard in the kayak with a saw, 09:35:34,
Mayor approaching a log, 09:39:30,
Movie: Mayor Scott James sawing a log in a kayak, 09:39:30, (40M)
Movie: Phil Hubbard and his electric chainsaw, (68M)
Phil Hubbard and Sharon Ross with trash and logjam, 09:53:46,
Sharon Ross at a trashjam, 09:54:01,
Circle K Polar Pop, 10:01:02,
Plastic bottles, 10:01:15,
Crab Shack, 10:09:23,
Jesse, Russell, Rob, Scott in the kayak, 10:24:07,
Phil Hubbard in the creek, 10:24:13,
Franklin Soft Spike, 10:25:47,
Russell on a log, jsq in the kayak, 10:42:47,
Zacadoo’s again, 10:44:40,
Plastic water bottle, 10:44:42,
Styrofoam in the net, 10:44:54,
Russell getting more trash, 10:45:01,
Russell McBride and Mayor Scott James, 10:59:55,
Council Andy Gibbs, Mayor Scott James, Rob Rickert of Lovell Engineering, 11:01:10,
Council Andy Gibbs, Mayor Scott James with plank and trash barge, 11:01:13,
Placing the plank, 11:01:53,
Joining the Withlacoochee River, 11:03:08,
Trash temporarily offloaded, 11:06:44,
Here comes the kayak, 11:14:02,
Russell McBride, Mayor Scott James, Council Andy Gibbs, Rob Rickert, Jesse Cole, 11:30:05,
Elleanor Williams, Gretchen Quarterman, Hazel Williams, Russell McBride, Rob Rickert, Phil Hubbard, Mayor Scott James, Jesse Cole, Council Andy Gibbs, 11:35:44,
Suwannee Riverkeeper, Elleanor Williams, Gretchen Quarterman, Hazel Williams, Russell McBride, Rob Rickert, Phil Hubbard, Mayor Scott James, Jesse Cole, Council Andy Gibbs, 11:35:56,
Here is a
playlist of WWALS videos from this cleanup:
-jsq, John S. Quarterman,
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