Thanks to over 40 volunteers the South Fork of the Shenandoah between the Bentonville bridge and  Shenandoah River State Park is much cleaner. On Saturday, September 30, National Public Lands Day, our intrepid crew took to the water and pulled out an estimated 1300 – 1500 pounds of trash – everything from the usual cans to an unusual air compressor.

2017 Cleanup Crew

Saturday started out a bit chilly but by noon the air was warmer and the crew members generated their own heat  pulling out trash and urging their canoes through the very low, but warm, water. Front Royal Canoe and Downriver Canoe contributed the use of canoes, buses, and  helpers. Several volunteers walked the Park trails and collected lots of debris. Thanks to all for all the help!

Put Next September on your calendars now – we’ll be back.


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