River Cleanup

Trash collected from the Lower Madison river.

Winter is an excellent time of year to participate in river cleanup. Vegetation in the water and foliage on the banks are at a minimum, making wrappers, cans, bottles, etc. easier to spot and dislodge. With increased recreation on waterways across the country, it seems inevitable that more garbage will accompany this increased usage.  I honestly beleive that those of us who spend time enjoying the outdoors appreciate its value far too much to litter. The problem is; coolers spill, canoes flip, sudden gusts of wind blow plastic wrappers away, accidents happen...

This collection was compiled from an hour or two of fishing/trash collecting on a 200 yard stretch of the Lower Madison river this weekend.  (We never found the snorkler for comment, but we're confident they made it!)