Northwest Branch at Burnt Mills Dam and GorgeLeaders Larry Hush and Kay Taub kept tabs on 31 volunteers working on both sides of the Northwest Branch and both sides of Colesville Rd/Columbia Pike. At morning's end, 16 bags of trash were left for pickup, and volunteers took 13 bags of recyclables home with them to put in their own blue recycling bins. They found no tires, but still about 100 pounds of bulk items, including a rusted trash can and lid, two 16' pipes, a rusted wheelbarrow, a lawnmower, and a small motor.
Thanks so much to leaders and volunteers!
Photos by Larry Hush except as noted
Leaders Larry Hush and Kay Taub sign volunteers in and hand out trash bags.
Scott Weikert is training his children, Ella and Bronwyn, in environmental stewardship. Perhaps when they grow up, trash will no longer pollute our streams!
We are pleased to note that Scott's company, CH2M Hill, is a corporate sponsor of the Anacostia Watershed cleanup. Thanks, Scott!
Kemari Soto, Susan-Marie Stedman, and Doneby Smith show off their achievements. Susan-Marie and Doneby are from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, which sent more than a dozen members to this Clean-up.
It's definitely thumbs UP on this cleanup.
It's good to see young people getting into the cleanup act.
And amazing what weather and sun can do to a metal wheelbarrow and trash can lid.
Not bad for a morning's work! The orange and black bags stay for pickup;
the clear bags go home with the volunteers for recycling.