Just to see if Russell Allen McBride had changed his mind since December, I asked him again as he waded in to clean out the Sugar Creek WaterGoat: if Valdosta finally buys more trash traps like they’ve been promising for many months, will he clean them out?
Answer: not unless the city makes that his full time job.
He also mentioned that the recent big rain washed some trash over the current WaterGoat, so Valdosta needs a better model for this location, which is on Sugar Creek just upstream from the Withlacoochee River.
Video by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc., 2023-01-26
For much more about the trash situation, see:
I’m pretty sure Bobby McKenzie isn’t going to commit to cleaning out more trash traps, either, but I can also get him on video about that.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®