Sunday, December 5, 2010

Great Suwannee River Clean Up a Smashing Success!

On Saturday, December 4, UF Wetlands Club volunteers participated in the last clean-up of the Great Suwannee River Clean Up. This effort was composed of many small clean-ups over the past three months from the Georgia line all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico and was organized by Current Problems, the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail Working Group, and the Suwannee River Water Management District.

Despite a cool start, the weather turned beautiful as the day progressed and volunteers collected trash from the cypress floodplain beyond the river. By the end of the day, over 500 pounds of trash were collected! Special thanks go to Fritzi Olson of Current Problems and Pam Darty of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge for coordinating this successful event.