Bobby McKenzie reports, “So the trash trap at Lee Street pond is getting an upgrade…”
No doubt everyone agrees with Bobby when he says, “Hope it works!”
Looking upstream, Lee St. trash trap construction, –Bobby McKenzie 2023-01-09
Progression of Stormwater Management’s attitude and comments about stopping the trash in the pond went from
- inefficient use of manpower by “We clean this up after every rain event”,
- to fining the old Micheal’s Deli property owners,
- to give me your ideas on funding,
- to I’ll elevate your concerns to upper management,
- to I’m painting Easter Eggs and enjoying family time,
- to the floating homemade trash trap,
- to that homemade trap isn’t working,
- to this monster structure.
In case anybody does not understand what Bobby wrote: that’s a compliment.
A compliment that should not have to be written, if Valdosta had just gotten on with cleaning up its trash problem, as it said in its own Stormwater Master Plan a dozen years ago.
Here’s the old one Valdosta built:
Trash trap south side view, 2022:10:18 09:15:36, 30.8465872, -83.2780366
Here is where it is:
Map: Lee Street Detention Pond Trash Trap in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.
Another view of the new one currently being built:
Looking downstream, Lee St. trash trap construction, –Bobby McKenzie 2023-01-09
And the old one again, with the detention pond:
Trash trap with Lee St. Detention Pond, 2022:10:18 09:15:53, 30.8465872, -83.2780366
If it does work, maybe not as many fast food containers from Zacadoo’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and others will float down One Mile Branch and Sugar Creek to the Withlacoochee River.
Map: Lee Street Detention Pond, One Mile Branch, Sugar Creek, Withlacoochee River in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.
Here’s a video Bobby took yesterday.
For more about the trash situation, see:
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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