Two Mile Branch Trash 2023-02-11

Update 2023-02-18: Valdosta promises an upgraded Watergoat; offers no plan for cleaning it out or nearby woods 2023-02-17.

Lots of trash is on land owned by the City of Valdosta at Berkley Drive, upstream on Two Mile Branch, especially after the recent rains.

[Trash and fire extinguisher, Two Mile Branch 2023-02-11]
Trash and fire extinguisher, Two Mile Branch 2023-02-11

This is in City Council District 5, Tim Carroll.

I’ve heard that the city goes out and cleans this up, but it just comes back. If I were them, I’d start to wonder where it’s all coming from, and how to stop it. Like maybe by enforcing the city’s own ordinances prohibiting letting trash escape parking lots, and requiring trash cans.

The yellow lines in this map outline city-owned tracts of land.

[Map: Berkley Drive and Two Mile Branch in WLRWT]
Map: Berkley Drive and Two Mile Branch in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT)

Some of it is north across Two Mile Branch.

[Trash across Two Mile Branch]
Trash across Two Mile Branch

Some of it is tucked away in the woods.

[Trash in woods near Two Mile Branch]
Trash in woods near Two Mile Branch

And look, that red thing.

[Movie: Another fire extinguisher (8.2M)]
Movie: Another fire extinguisher (8.2M)

Another fire extinguisher.

[Movie: Two Mile Branch (8.2M)]
Movie: Two Mile Branch (8.2M)

See Bobby McKenzie finding this trash.

For much more about the trash situation, see:

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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