1037Fw: River cleanup results
- Sep 30, 2013----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Chuck Julian <chuck.julian@...>
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 6:45 AM
Subject: River cleanup results
The River Cleanup went on as planned on Sunday September 29, 2013, in a
light rain. The air was a little cool, but the water was warm. Maggie
Yerman, Jim Kure, Bill, Dennis Terry, Terry Reechko, Joetta Zalewski,
Mary Smith, Karen Monetta and Chuck Julian went down the river. Sue
Julian helped get the crew off and helped recover them at the end. The
group was divided into two groups, with one clearing the river from
Water Works Park in Holly to Strom Park in Fenton, and the other
clearing the river from Bush Park in Fenton to the DNR launch in Lake
Ponemah. From the Water Works to Strom was mostly clearing trees in the
water and pushing back the bushes from the river. From Bush to Ponemah
was largely picking up trash with some face slappers trimmed and a few
logs cut and moved to the side of the river. That group pulled four
full garbage bags worth of cans, bottles and other debris out of the
river. The worst trash was right around Bush Park. The river was
fairly shallow, meaning that the rowboat had to be pushed in several
spots. The kayaks seemed to make it through without having to get out.
Hopefully, this weekend's rain and that predicted later in the week
will raise the water level a little. Otherwise, the river is open from
Water Works Park to Lake Ponemah.
Jim Kure pointed out that we could possibly do a cleanup of the river
from Byron to Walnut Hills, in the future. The river there has a lot of
logs in it from the tornado that went through this summer. He noted
that the wind was so strong that many of the trees were splintered, and
not just knocked down. If we get a warm weekend before winter, we may
schedule that cleanup. Otherwise, it will have to wait for next summer.
After the cleanup on Sunday, the crew was treated to a wonderful warm
meal at the home of Karen and Jeff Monetta. The rain kept us inside as
opposed to going out to a warm bonfire as was originally planned. We
watched a little football, had great conversation and enjoyed the warmth
of hospitality provided by the Monettas. Many thanks to the Monettas
and all who participated.
GeoLogic Computer Systems
2505 Williams Dr.
Waterford, MI 48328
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