Trashing the River   1 comment

Here’s a shot of the river a couple of days ago, after the rain.  It looks pretty good, considering the winter-bare trees.

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But if you look a little closer, you realize that all of those innocent white flecks are . . .

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. . . garbage.  Mostly styrofoam cups.  When the river comes up, then falls rapidly, the accumulated trash is deposited along the banks.  A lot of it is stuff that was thrown off the bridge.  It lodges in the undergrowth until it’s washed downriver.  A really good flow takes it right out of our neighborhood, but this time it just spread it out a little.  It’s discouraging.

When the water goes down, though, maybe I can get a couple of buddies together and do some pickup!

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Posted February 25, 2013 by stablewoman in Kern River

One response to “Trashing the River

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  1. It’s a sign of the times changing, and some people forgetting to stop and appreciate Gods beauty for what it is. Believe me…we don’t live near water, but right next to an interstate and an overpass…garbage galore. We keep those trash grabbers on our mowers and tractors year round!

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