Wednesday was a sweltering day on the Winooski River. It began at the same access point we’ve been starting at for the last few days now, which requires driving through a field—how very Vermont!
Volunteers paddled out on the river in teams of two in search of more tires, trash, and debris. After hours of rowing, digging, hauling, and swimming, everyone returned to the same field we started at to unload Wednesday’s afternoon catch. The majority of the haul consisted of tires upon tires, and by the end of the day, we pulled out almost 800 tires total this week, compared to last year’s 812 over all five days.
But it wasn’t all tires.
A few of my favorites:
A cell phone. Insert horrible, “Can you hear me now?” joke here.
A keg. Remnants of parties past, only to sink to the bottom of the Winooski.
And an update to our last Catch of the Day, two more shopping carts! We’re almost ready to open our own grocery store.
Tomorrow is the last day of River Cleanup…any guesses on what we’ll dig up next?