Pictures: Knights Ferry to Nankin Cleanup, Withlacoochee River 2022-12-03

We got the big trash jam and discovered an even bigger one, on the Trashjam cleanup, Knights Ferry to Nankin, Withlacoochee River 2022-12-03.

[Banners, trash, river]
Banners, trash, river

Thanks to the eight people who came, and to Russell Allen McBride for organizing. We also saw posts of the old Knight Bridge sticking up in the river, some interesting plants, two dead deer, and a Great Blue Heron. Plus a creek that wasn’t on the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Wate Trail. And rocks. Many rocks.

Thanks to the two Valdosta city officials who did RSVP that they couldn’t. Don’t worry, we’ll be doing it again, with more advance notice. Pencil in Saturday, December 17th, for now.

This is mostly legacy trash from past years, now that the Sugar Creek Watergoat is catching much of it. But there’s more coming out of Three Mile Branch, and it’s still Valdosta’s responsibility even when it washes down the river, just like spilled sewage is Valdosta’s responsibility.

How do we know it’s Valdosta trash? Here’s some new evidence.

This was in the first big trash jam. Michael’s Deli has been closed since December 24, 2021, but it sat right on One Mile Branch, and its styrofoam cups washed down Sugar Creek into the Withlacoochee River.

[Michael's Deli]
Michael’s Deli

This was in the newly-discovered big trash jam that we didn’t have time to finish. Cook Out is in the parking lot on St. Augustine Road that famously washes trash into Hightower Creek, and on to Sugar Creek and the Withlacoochee River.

[Cook Out, 13:34:34, 30.6894690, -83.4404930]
Cook Out, 13:34:34, 30.6894690, -83.4404930

There are more pictures below.

See also the facebook photoset by Russell Allen McBride.

For more WWALS outings and events, see:
https://wwals.net/outings/

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!
https://wwals.net/donations/

Before

[Visiting dog, 10:10:38, 30.7125170, -83.4553150]
Visiting dog, 10:10:38, 30.7125170, -83.4553150

KB

[Three Knight Bridge posts, 10:23:46, 30.7110377, -83.4547304]
Three Knight Bridge posts, 10:23:46, 30.7110377, -83.4547304

RD

[Rocks downstream, 10:26:10, 30.7107972, -83.4542081]
Rocks downstream, 10:26:10, 30.7107972, -83.4542081

GS

[Gator slide?, 10:32:10, 30.7079280, -83.4529910]
Gator slide?, 10:32:10, 30.7079280, -83.4529910

ULR

[Up the lazy river, 10:32:16, 30.7079276, -83.4529905]
Up the lazy river, 10:32:16, 30.7079276, -83.4529905

TJ1

[Beginning of trash jam, 10:44:09, 30.7034038, -83.4528713]
Beginning of trash jam, 10:44:09, 30.7034038, -83.4528713

FICH

[Flowering invasive Cleome houtteana, 10:45:08, 30.7031240, -83.4532144]
Flowering invasive Cleome houtteana, 10:45:08, 30.7031240, -83.4532144

MR

[More rocks, 10:49:26, 30.7027068, -83.4537276]
More rocks, 10:49:26, 30.7027068, -83.4537276

DF

[Deadfall, 10:50:58, 30.7024240, -83.4540578]
Deadfall, 10:50:58, 30.7024240, -83.4540578

AMR

[And more rocks, 10:52:34, 30.7019765, -83.4548942]
And more rocks, 10:52:34, 30.7019765, -83.4548942

ETJ

[Bobby measuring trash distance, 11:18:10, 30.6968856, -83.4492408]
Bobby measuring trash distance, 11:18:10, 30.6968856, -83.4492408

TB

[Quen found a trash barrel, 11:39:46, 30.6960555, -83.4486252]
Quen found a trash barrel, 11:39:46, 30.6960555, -83.4486252

WH

[Skull of wild hog]
Skull of wild hog

LCM

[Corner marker, Langdale Company, parcel 0018 002, Spain Ferry Rd., 12:05:10, 30.6966987, -83.4488596]
Corner marker, Langdale Company, parcel 0018 002, Spain Ferry Rd., 12:05:10, 30.6966987, -83.4488596

MD

[Michael's Deli]
Michael’s Deli

LE

[Lion's Ear, Leonotis nepetifolia, native to tropical Africa and southern India, 12:07:45, 30.6968564, -83.4489010]
Lion’s Ear, Leonotis nepetifolia, native to tropical Africa and southern India, 12:07:45, 30.6968564, -83.4489010

WV

[Wrested vegetation, right bank, 12:24:53, 30.6949341, -83.4472332]
Wrested vegetation, right bank, 12:24:53, 30.6949341, -83.4472332

WOR

[Wood on rock, 12:27:21, 30.6949350, -83.4457282]
Wood on rock, 12:27:21, 30.6949350, -83.4457282

RAR

[Boat beyond rocks, 12:43:22, 30.6948206, -83.4425850]
Boat beyond rocks, 12:43:22, 30.6948206, -83.4425850

YMR

[Yes, more rocks, 13:04:51, 30.6930903, -83.4423963]
Yes, more rocks, 13:04:51, 30.6930903, -83.4423963

GRTJ

[Cook Out, 13:34:34, 30.6894690, -83.4404930]
Cook Out, 13:34:34, 30.6894690, -83.4404930

GR

[Garrett Road Landing, private, 14:21:52, 30.6863588, -83.4258639]
Garrett Road Landing, private, 14:21:52, 30.6863588, -83.4258639

FTJ

[Russell getting trash from a tree limb, 14:34:48, 30.6873919, -83.4223058]
Russell getting trash from a tree limb, 14:34:48, 30.6873919, -83.4223058

DD

[Antlers, 14:36:57, 30.6880220, -83.4235010]
Antlers, 14:36:57, 30.6880220, -83.4235010

NAA

[Not an animal, 14:37:07, 30.6880223, -83.4235007]
Not an animal, 14:37:07, 30.6880223, -83.4235007

FMPW

[Floating Marsh Pennywort, 14:42:03, 30.6894808, -83.4219929]
Floating Marsh Pennywort, 14:42:03, 30.6894808, -83.4219929

LRFL

[Langdale Rocky Ford private landing, 15:02:50, 30.6800730, -83.4163300]
Langdale Rocky Ford private landing, 15:02:50, 30.6800730, -83.4163300

GBHS

[Godwin Bluff Hunt Shack, 15:09:13, 30.6783611, -83.4188550]
Godwin Bluff Hunt Shack, 15:09:13, 30.6783611, -83.4188550

RBPC

[River Bend Plantation Creek, 15:16:56, 30.6754104, -83.4159989]
River Bend Plantation Creek, 15:16:56, 30.6754104, -83.4159989

LNRL

[Langdale Nankin Road Launch, 15:37:11, 30.6759927, -83.4010410]
Langdale Nankin Road Launch, 15:37:11, 30.6759927, -83.4010410

DFB

[Deadfall and brush, 15:41:52, 30.6774328, -83.3982378]
Deadfall and brush, 15:41:52, 30.6774328, -83.3982378

CNS

[Clyattville-Nankin Shoal, 30.675578, -83.394685]
Clyattville-Nankin Shoal, 30.6755780, -83.3946850

RFB

[Rocky Ford Bridge, 30.674922, -83.394458]
Rocky Ford Bridge, 30.6749220, -83.3944580

FDD

[Banners with trash at Nankin Boat Ramp, 17:17:05, 30.6749086, -83.3940090]
Banners with trash at Nankin Boat Ramp, 17:17:05, 30.6749086, -83.3940090

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!
https://wwals.net/donations/

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