5th Annual Clean Creek Revival

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Wayne Kinard with a mountain of trash taken today from nearby creeks.

The 5th annual Clean Creek Revival took place today in Gainesville, sponsored by Current Problems and assisted by about 100 volunteers.  Gainesville creeks are a huge container’s worth cleaner of human garbage today, thanks to these unpaid workers.

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Artist Cindy Noel hard at work. Photo by Patty Street

Special thanks to Wayne Kinard of Amigos Dive Center of Fort White, who is North Florida’s most skilled expert in aquatic trash collecting, probably because he practices so much.

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Patty Street and Rhonda Long, OSFR board members

When will our beautiful waterways cease to be used as garbage cans by uncaring, inconsiderate  slobs?  A huge challenge for education.

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Kristin Rubin organized the event for OSFR

 

OSFR had a table and a presence, with Rhonda Long pulling trash, Cindy Noel face painting, Kristin Rubin and Patty Street manning the info table, and President Mike Roth making sure all went well.

It did until the rain came about 2:30, which resulted in a rapid take-down of equipment.

 

 

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Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-


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