Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lower Sudbury and Upper Concord Rivers

This morning, I was joined by Steve and Lis for a pleasant trash patrol down to Great Meadows Landing and back.  There was a quiet hush about the river as seemingly everyone awaited the promised sunshine. 
At the Old North Bridge Lis paused briefly with the "rude arch" behind her...

Earlier, at Egg Rock, Steve checked out the inscribed rock...





It reads: On the Hill Nashawtuck,  at the Meeting of the Rivers And along the Banks  Lived the Indian owners of Musketaquid  Before the White Men came.

Steve and Lis were paddling kayaks they'd rented from the South Bridge Boat House located 1.5 miles upstream of the North Bridge.

Trash was spotty with most of the catch being in one floating plastic bag which contained 8 empty beer cans.  At Great Meadows Landing the downstream catch posed on the beach...


They would later be joined by the season's 2nd automobile tire...



Note the tire is a white-wall and all the more stylish.  A few stragglers joined this group but missed the photo.  The total catch of 22 pieces included 15 recyclable containers (8 redeemable) and 7 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as styrofoam, plastic bags, and a nip bottle.  YTD total stands at 3299.

Despite a valiant try by the sun, it seems the clouds will carry the day.

2 comments:

Bernie Paquette said...

"On the Hill Nashawtuck, at the Meeting of the Rivers And along the Banks Lived the Indian owners of Musketaquid Before the White Men came." Lets hope the next rock that gets inscribed does NOT say "On the Hill .....once lived otters, moose, many bird and fish species, beaver, amphibians of all sorts, and more - Before 20th century humans came."
Bernie
www.litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com

Suasco Al said...

Bernie, My guess is that back in 1885, the inscribers of the rock wouldn't have foreseen today's signs alerting fishermen of mercury contamination. Lis asked how much longer the mercury contamination will be a problem. I had no answer. Does anyone?