Monday, February 27, 2012

Wind River Clean-up

Last weekend was the 3rd annual clean-up on the Wind River near Carson, WA. This area is absolutly beautiful and one of my favorite places to paddle in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, the take-out of the upper section tends to collect a lot of trash throughout the year so Drew Eastman organizes an annual spring cleaning event to spruce the place up.

Kayakers and catarafters rendezvoused mid-morning and within an hour the takeout was sparkling clean. Then we hit the river to extract old fishing line, tires and other random stuff from the river banks. Despite heavy rain and a little snow, the mission was a success and volunteers warmed up with a post-paddle BBQ.

*Huge thanks to Mike Babcock for hauling away the mountain of trash bags at the end of the day!

No comments: