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Alsea River cleaner after weekend effort

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013


Christine Clapp, left, with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Harry Caylor wrestle a piece of old steel logging cable into a drift boat Saturday morning during a cleanup of the Alsea River and tidewater area. The Alsea Sportsmanís Association and ODFW teamed up to sponsor the event Friday and Saturday, which recovered several hundred pounds of trash and debris from the river. (Photos by Larry Coonrod)
Volunteers removed several hundred pounds of trash from Alsea tidewater shores and several miles of riverbank last weekend.

ďWe had good weather and a good turnout. Iím pleased,Ē said Alsea Sportmanís Association president Marc Davis.

The Sportsmanís Association and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife teamed up on the first cleanup of the Alsea River along with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Davis said six or seven boats showed up Friday for a sweep of the tidewater area, collecting 650 pounds of garbage.

On Saturday, several drift boats and an inflatable pontoon boat scoured the banks between the River Edge campground and Hellion boat takeout. Although the boats up river didnít find as much trash as in tidewater, volunteers recovered a significant amount of material, including steel logging cable, scrap metal, plastic sheeting and drink containers.

For the complete article see the 05-08-2013 issue.

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