|Remnants from the old farmstead: tractor tires and metal barrels.|
|A huge Thank You to all this year's volunteers!|
Volunteers, including a members from area scout troops, hiked portions of the South River Loop and North River Loop trails looking for litter that may have been left behind by other visitors or washed downstream from outside the park boundaries. They also did some off trail reconnaissance for trash, pulling several large items that were visible from the trail as well as finding other long abandoned items half buried under years of fallen leaves.
Though litter along the river was hard to find, volunteers reported that a black snake and some frogs were spotted enjoying some of the last warm weather of the season. Possibly an indicator that all the previous year's Big Sweeps are paying off for the park's year-round residents.
If you'd like to participate in next year's Big Sweep or are interested in volunteering for other projects or clean-ups, contact the park office: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be more than happy to put you to work!