Sunday, May 23, 2010
It's the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's Spring Shoreline Sweep going on at many local sites, all connected to world wide efforts. I've signed up for the Scajaquada Creek site. The creek runs through the city, at times buried underground, and then dumps out into Lake Erie. Lots of controversy over this creek including some political action to improve it. It's known as one of the more intense areas for trash because of all the traffic around it.
With such a large group of volunteers it's amazing how much can be cleaned up in a short amount time. There's a contest to haul "unusual" items back to the hall. Shopping carts, road signs, a ceiling fan, a rusty gun...these were a few entries in the contest. Every kid got a very nice donated prize.