Thursday, April 11, 2002
Looking for a paddle that's productive as well as fun? And somewhere you've never paddled before? Read on.
Bob Haskins writes us:
I'm Bob Haskins, Coordinator of Keep Mobile Beautiful. A couple of weeks ago I discovered a small tributary of Three Mile Creek that is jam packed with trash and debris from stormwater runoff. I am trying to plan an event that will get it cleaned up. I am asking several entities, including the Coast Guard to help with the cleanup. I plan to host a media event to highlight the problem and put the word out that we need volunteers to help clean it up. I think canoe clubs and individuals with small aluminum skiffs would be just the right folks to help. I would like to have a big Saturday cleanup later in April with a bar-b-que afterwards. We will probably start at 8, work a few hours and eat at 11 or 12. 50 - 100 volunteers will make light work for everyone.
I know you have your plans for the river cleanup in May so this would be an extra fun exercise for you guys. Since you have done cleanups before, you may have a few suggestions for this one. Maybe we could meet and I can show you the area.
Thanks for your interest.
My phone number is 208-6026.
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have asked Bob to keep us posted on his plans, so stay tuned to this website for further information, and contact him personally if you want to help. As you can see from the above, Bob would love to hear personally from you folks who have led or participated in river clean-ups in the past. I recall that there is a standard list of tips and instructions for cleaner-upper's -- wear sturdy shoes you don't mind getting wet, bring food and water, etc. Bob needs to know this stuff, so get in touch with him.
Posted by julie at 11:32 AM