MHADK Chapter Removes Trash From the Lower Wappinger Creek During Riverkeeper’s Hudson River Sweep

The Mid-Hudson Chapter of ADK has been cleaning the lower Wappinger Creek for 8 years under the direction of Russ Faller, Paddling & Water Trails Chair.  On Saturday, May 4, 2019, ten Chapter and non-member volunteers hauled about 600 lbs. of trash out of the creek.  Most of it was beverage containers, styrofoam and large pieces of plastic.  There were some unusual items, however.  Jim Doherty found a cast iron kitchen sink and drain board that probably weighed 90 lbs.  He carefully put it into Annette Caruso’s canoe without tipping the boat over!  Stan Augie found a red wagon that he precariously positioned on the deck of his kayak until someone in a canoe took it.  After 4 hours, some of us were thirsty.  So retreated to to the Obercreek Brewery for a complimentary beer.  We sat outside, on the patio, socializing for an hour, over good beer and chips.  Jim liked the beer so much he filled his growler.  We agreed it was a beautiful day well spent.

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