Big Sweep - Cleaning up the Dan River

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Real Estate Agent with Carolina Farms & Homes

Pile of Trash we collected

October 1 was BIG SWEEP day in Stokes County and i think across the State.... Carolina Farms & Homes volunteered to help clean up several miles of the Dan River.... a day on the river in a canoe - what's not to like?

Well, first of all it was CHILLY!  I'm not a river rat so i had no neoprene... just waders. We got started at 9:45 am, loaded canoes and rode to the put in at Moratock Park in Danbury. There was a good group in canoes and kayaks helping. We found lots of beer bottles, plastic lawn furniture, fertilizer bags, a plastic port a potty (yes that led to a lot of jokes) and many, many tires.... one tractor tire we put on the canoe i was in - but then i couldn't see over it - so my canoe mate, Dale Swanson had to stand up and call out directions - we did ground on a rock bed twice - but Dale got out and pulled us over. We finally got out at 4:30 pm.

That evening, i couldn't keep my eyes open - totally konked out...

 

Reaching for plastic bag

 

 

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Ellen Peric

 

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