Trash patrolled the Assabet River from the Lowell Road bridge to the Route 2 bridge and back on Thursday afternoon. Water levels were back up following the recent rains. Dodge Rock is once again submerged, just barely. Skies were mostly cloudy at the start but became much sunnier as the afternoon progressed.
One wildlife highlight was seeing a great blue heron fly around Willow Island and fly upriver towards me at just about the level of my head. Fortunately, the heron gained elevation before passing above me.
Painted turtles were abundant. Not many wood ducks though.
Ended up with 37 pieces of trash, 20 of which were recycleable. TYD total 1041
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