Reroute: Sugar Creek and Troupville Withlacoochee River on-land cleanup 2023-07-22.
Rescheduled: Withlacoochee River Chainsaw Cleanup 2023-06-24.
That one is now merged with this one on July 22, 2023.
Come help clean up behind the Valdosta YMCA and onwards to the Little River Confluence, then upstream to Troupville Boat Ramp.
Valdosta City Council Andy Gibbs will be with us, and maybe some other elected officials.
We hope the river will be much cleaner than
a year ago
when Council Gibbs and Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson saw logjams of trash on the river up close and personal.
Since Valdosta has bought two trash traps and placed them on Sugar Creek and Two Mile Branch,
and built one at their Lee Street Detention Pond on One Mile Branch, plus
City Marshalls have sent notices to all parking lot owners
that they need to clean up their act and strategically place trash cans like city ordinances require.
Needless to say this all happened after quite a bit of urging by WWALS and many individuals.
And WWALS has done a series of chainsaw cleanups
through this stretch, removing deadfalls that blocked the river.
A previously-scheduled chainsaw cleanup on this same river stretch, because of high water at its previous date, has been combined with this regular cleanup.
There is ample room for further improvement, but we hope to see quite a bit of improvement on the river already.
When: Gather 9 AM, launch 9:30 AM, end 1 PM, Saturday, July 22, 2023
Put In: Meet at the back of the Salty Snapper parking lot, 1405 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602 and we’ll put in at the railroad tracks.
GPS: 30.861764, -83.318854
Trash a year ago, 2022-05-07