Sunday, September 23, 2007

Rapids Riders Vermillion River Clean Up 07

It turned out to be a very nice sunny day for the clean up. The Rapids Riders Whitewater Club and Joe Beatty along with his biology students, Ivan from St Cloud University, Brad from the Red Wing Enviromental Learning Center, and Jay from MCA all came to clean the Verm. A huge amount of rubbish was pulled from the river. Included in the pile are bikes, a set of metal stairs, light poles, lots of iron, razor scooters, irrigation hoses and enough empty booze bottles to fill a liquor store. With the goodie boxes recieved from our sponsers, 3M, NRS, Stearns, Applebees, Green Mill and the Hastings Dairy Store, there was enough for everyone to get a little something. Great day and a great turn out! Only 3 of us stayed to play the river after. It was low but always fun! Thanks Allen for taking the photos!


Rosie said...

Wow, what a pile of junk down there!!!

Looks like you had a nice day for it!

Did that dad turn up to pick up some parts for his kid's bikes?

Bryan said...

Great job organizing everything Nora! Thanks so much for all the hard work. Also, huge props to the high schoolers that showed up and worked there butts off!

Nora said...
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Nora said...

Hi Rosie,
I hope you're having a blast on your trip! I don't know if the dads showed up but there were a couple of guys scavenging thru the pile when we left.
Hey Bryan,
Thanks for all the hard work you put in! You're right..the high schoolers did a fantastic job! It's good to know they're the future of our country!