Creek sweep nets nearly a ton of trash, recyclingOctober 30, 2019
From Local Sources
Volunteers worked on and near the Patoka River and its tributaries for two hours Tuesday evening during the county’s fourth annual Dubois County Creek Sweep.
Eleven volunteers loaded pickup trucks with nearly a ton of trash and recycling.
The volunteers, including families, worked on the ground loading pickup trucks with trash collected from roadsides and waterways. All trash was taken to the Solid Waste Management District, weighed and sorted for proper disposal.
“I am amazed by the items that people throw into the waterways," said Middle Patoka Watershed Coordinator Julie Loehr. "Many of these items would be gladly accepted by Goodwill or St. Vincent DePaul.”
The volunteers ended their productive early evening with a drawing of gift certificates and other prizes donated by local sponsors. The kids participating received a Halloween goody bag to thank them for their efforts.
The creek sweep was sponsored by the Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District, Dubois County Solid Waste District, City of Jasper Stormwater Department and the Middle Patoka Watershed 319 project.
Anyone interested in future cleanup events can contact Carla Striegel-Winner at the Dubois County Solid Waste District at 812-482-7865. There is never a shortage of trash to be collected, and residents can select a time that best suits their schedules.
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