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May 31 - 11th Annual Upper Platte River Cleanup

 | Published on 6/1/2018


11th Annual Upper Platte River Clean Sweep

Thursday, May 31, 2018

20 of us came to meet at the Veteran's Park after a hard rain the night before.

We broke into two groups to do this project.

The river was high and fast and the upstream group struggled with the current
but still managed to take out a couple of bags of trash.

It rained on us softly for a few minutes along the way but it was sort of
pleasant while it lasted and we dried off in just a few minutes.

We found two docks in one location to remove later and we marked
them with our GPS camera.

The downstream group took out more trash and larger stuff, too.

Jim Keglovitz let us use his property to launch and takeout and then outdid
himself by providing a great picnic for us at the end.

All the photos can be found here:

All Photos Here

Thanks to John, Jodie and Jane of the Benzie Conservation District for doing
such a great job of planning and pulling off this event.

A special word of gratitude to Jim and his wife, Claudia, for their amazing
support and epic hospitality.

Respectfully submitted,

Norm Fred