Friday, November 5, 2010
Assabet River - Upstream from Cox Street
Working both sides of the river simultaneously, it didn't take long for us to gather-up an eclectic mix of trash.
J.R. proved to be an adept trash paddler and seemed right at home on the water as this picture shows...
J.R. would later put together this video from this trash patrol...
The trash pictured below was recovered from our joint patrol of a 3/4 mile section of river.
The total was 86 pieces of trash and the haul broke down as follows: 38 recyclable containers (8 redeemable) and 48 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as a traffic cone, a "Torpedo" plastic sled, some styrofoam items, and numerous plastic bags snagged in the brambles. One apothecary bottle from Toomey's Pharmacy in Hudson was found. YTD total 5732.
Just as I was leaving the launch site, a group of duck hunters were preparing to get in a late day hunt for wood ducks. They reported having had recent success in taking green-winged teals from the Sudbury River.