On Sunday September 12th, eight Arlington Fairfax IWLA members conducted a special cleanup of Bull Run that focused on tires and floating trash in the Stream. 10 bags of trash were carried out along with seven tires. The total weight of trash collected was 325 pounds.
Chapter volunteers collect trash from strainer in Bull Run
Barely four weeks had elapsed since we last removed the trash from from the strainer pictured above. In that time hundreds of items of trash collected there along with the stern of a fiberglass motorboat.
Matt Leventry records counts of trash being collected
Tim Ashmore tows his canoe over a riffle
Tim Ashmore paddles upstream with bags of trash
|Plastic Bags, wrappers||67||4.8%|
|Styrofoam plates, cups, restaurant containers||50||3.6%|
|Hard plastic fragments||36||2.6%|
|Balls and other toys||34||2.4%|
|Bait Containers, Packaging||10||0.7%|
|Fishing line and tackle||7||0.5%|
|Automotive Fluid bottles||3||0.2%|
|Clothing and textiles||1||0.1%|
September 4th, Arlington Fairfax IWLA Chapter Members, Ned Foster and Vinnie Caporale removed a bag of trash, a tire and automobile transmission from Bull run. Total weight 170 pounds.
August 28th, Arlington Fairfax IWLA Chapter Members, Ned Foster and Vinnie Caporale removed 151 pounds of trash from Bull Run including 3 tires.
Click on this link for information about our next scheduled Adopt-A-Stream cleanup of Bull Run.
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