Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sudbury River - Little Farms to Indian Pt. & Return
Returning back to SuAsCo waters late this morning, my plan was to trash patrol the Sudbury River above the Saxonville Dam. I first drove from work to the Fenwick Street Dam site to find no parking area. It looked as though a guard rail had been installed thus preventing vehicle access. So, I headed over to Little Farms Road and launched into the still swift flowing Sudbury about a half mile below the dam. Skies were cloudy but showing signs of improvement. Trash was plentiful! It took only about a mile to have my deck capacity full and transloading to the ship's hold was required. One item that could not be brought onboard was this sofa...
I'm sure there must be an interesting story as to how it ended up in the river. It resides downstream of the Stone Bridge and before the point where the river takes a hard right turn at a ridge line. If there was a matching love-seat, I didn't see it.
As usual herons, tree swallows, and belted kingfishers were in the neighborhood. A hawk was heard but not seen. The cardinal flowers are starting to bloom...
Seems a little early for them to be so red.
At Indian Point I turned around and began the trip back upriver with a trash count of 85. By the time I reached my takeout location the total for the day was 118. Of these, 78 were recyclable (26 redeemable) and 40 were misc. rubbish such as plastic bags, spray cans, a bicycle inner tube, and styrofoam. They posed for a group photo on making landfall...
They were an unruly bunch and I was glad to see them on their way. My YTD total stands at 2822.
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