Guest post written by Michelle Huston, ACA member and active "green paddler" on the Potomac River in West Virginia.
|Michelle and Jayson Huston with their ACA Paddle Green bags full of trash, and a cleaner Potomac in the background.|
The shore area we hiked our gear into yesterday for the first time in a few months was a mess. Two full paddle green bags and two defunct buoys in only about 100 yards of shoreline. We're going to need to get a bigger boat and a dump truck, soon. We sat a large trash can, several tires, and another 55-gallon drum aside up the bank (out of all but major flood zone) so we can get them later on when we have time to bring the pick-up truck along.
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