Pictures: Another Knights Ferry to Nankin Cleanup, Withlacoochee River 2022-12-17

Eight WWALS volunteers braved a cold winter’s day on another WWALS Withlacoochee River Cleanup from Knights Ferry to Nankin Boat Ramps, because we couldn’t get it all two weeks before.

After a big on-land cleanup and a floating trash jam, we also saw the wood piers of old Knights Ferry Bridge, Floating Marsh Pennywort, invasive Flowering Cleome houtteana, many private landings, Redland Creek, many rocks, many interesting trees, and Nankin Shoals.

Thanks to Russell Allen McBride for organizing, and volunteers Suzy Hall, Will Hart, Amy Myers, Gretchen Quarterman Scott, and Calvin.

[Composite, Another KF to Nankin Cleanup, 2022-12-17]
Composite, Another KF to Nankin Cleanup, 2022-12-17

Where did this styrofoam, plastic bottles, and cans come from? Almost certainly the City of Valdosta. See Valdosta Mayor Scott James on trash at Hightower Creek 2022-12-15.

There’s at least that much more trash on the river that we’ll have to come back to get. At least Valdosta has started to stop trash from getting into the river. They have much more to do:
https://wwals.net/issues/trash

Here’s a summary in a WWALS video playlist by Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman:


Another Knights Ferry to Nankin Cleanup, Withlacoochee River 2022-12-17
Videos by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS).

[Starting Banners at Knights Ferry Boat Ramp; Photo: Gretchen Quarterman]
Starting Banners at Knights Ferry Boat Ramp; Photo: Gretchen Quarterman

Flowering Cleome houtteana

[GSBH8752, 10:18:28, 30.7031989, -83.4533141]
GSBH8752, 10:18:28, 30.7031989, -83.4533141

Garrett Road Wrested Vegetation

[GSBH8880, 10:39:48, 30.6950121, -83.4473460]
GSBH8880, 10:39:48, 30.6950121, -83.4473460

Deadfall Twist

[GSBJ9090, 11:17:57, 30.6903757, -83.4408828]
GSBJ9090, 11:17:57, 30.6903757, -83.4408828

Arriving Garrett Road Trash Jam

[GSBJ9113, 11:21:47, 30.6894196, -83.4401403]
GSBJ9113, 11:21:47, 30.6894196, -83.4401403

GRTJ

[Suzy and Russell at Garrett Road Trash Jam, 30.6898120, -83.4408220]
Suzy and Russell at Garrett Road Trash Jam, 30.6898120, -83.4408220

[More trash over the bluff, 11:59:08, 30.6898120, -83.4408220]
More trash over the bluff, 11:59:08, 30.6898120, -83.4408220

Departing Garrett Road Trash Jam

[GSBK9137, 12:07:26, 30.6893621, -83.4405427]
GSBK9137, 12:07:26, 30.6893621, -83.4405427

Garrett Road Landing

[GSBM9364, 12:45:33, 30.6862140, -83.4258023]
GSBM9364, 12:45:33, 30.6862140, -83.4258023

Floating Trash Jam

[GSBM9417, 12:54:23, 30.6874262, -83.4224281]
GSBM9417, 12:54:23, 30.6874262, -83.4224281

FTJ

[Movie: Floating Trash Jam, 13:08:41 (367M), 30.6874037, -83.4224434]
Movie: Floating Trash Jam, 13:08:41 (367M), 30.6874037, -83.4224434

Trash transfer

[GSBM9658, 13:34:33, 30.6873655, -83.4226349]
GSBM9658, 13:34:33, 30.6873655, -83.4226349

Another trash jam

[GSBM9672, 13:36:53, 30.6875224, -83.4227515]
GSBM9672, 13:36:53, 30.6875224, -83.4227515

GRCTTJ

[And more over this bluff: Garrett Cut-through Trash Jam, 13:50:54, 30.6875410, -83.4223540]
And more over this bluff: Garrett Cut-through Trash Jam, 13:50:54, 30.6875410, -83.4223540

Departing Garrett Cut-Through Trash Jam

[GSBN9697, 14:00:36, 30.6875834, -83.4227928]
GSBN9697, 14:00:36, 30.6875834, -83.4227928

Floating Marsh Pennywort

[GSBP9747, 14:09:04, 30.6894158, -83.4218996]
GSBP9747, 14:09:04, 30.6894158, -83.4218996

Langdale Redland Landing

[GSBP9828, 14:22:34, 30.6860258, -83.4177786]
GSBP9828, 14:22:34, 30.6860258, -83.4177786

LRL

[Langdale Redland Landing, 14:22:43, 30.6860073, -83.4176964]
Langdale Redland Landing, 14:22:43, 30.6860073, -83.4176964

Langdale Rocky Ford Boat Ramp

[GSBP9951, 14:43:04, 30.6800500, -83.4164158]
GSBP9951, 14:43:04, 30.6800500, -83.4164158

BPN

[Blue pool noodle, 14:44:22, 30.6795565, -83.4162193]
Blue pool noodle, 14:44:22, 30.6795565, -83.4162193

GBHS

[Godwin Bluff Hunt Shack, 14:52:44, 30.6784100, -83.4187608]
Godwin Bluff Hunt Shack, 14:52:44, 30.6784100, -83.4187608

RBPC

[River Bend Plantation Creek, 14:59:48, 30.6753569, -83.4158327]
River Bend Plantation Creek, 14:59:48, 30.6753569, -83.4158327

RC

[Redland Creek, 15:24:45, 30.6769738, -83.4001778]
Redland Creek, 15:24:45, 30.6769738, -83.4001778

NS

[Clyattville-Nankin Shoal and bridge in sight, 15:32:35, 30.6766796, -83.3952140]
Clyattville-Nankin Shoal and bridge in sight, 15:32:35, 30.6766796, -83.3952140

BNBR

[Banners and trash at Nankin Boat ramp, 15:50:12, 30.6748889, -83.3938494]
Banners and trash at Nankin Boat ramp, 15:50:12, 30.6748889, -83.3938494

RG

[Russell grilling hamburgers at Nankin Boat Ramp, 15:54:59, 30.6749198, -83.3939947]
Russell grilling hamburgers at Nankin Boat Ramp, 15:54:59, 30.6749198, -83.3939947

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

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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