Volunteers sought for shoreline cleanup on Sept. 9

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 August 2023 at 2:21 pm

File photo: Girl Scouts in Troop 82007 pick up trash at the Canal Widewaters along Presbyterian Road in Knowlesville during the shoreline cleanup in September 2020.

ALBION – The Orleans County Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking volunteers for its annual shoreline cleanup on Sept. 9

Volunteers will collect and record the litter they pick up at nearby waterways. The volunteers are expected to head to the Widewaters of the Erie Canal near Knowlesville, the Waterport Dam and other sites if there are enough volunteers.

Each year the Orleans County Water Quality Coordinating Committee facilitates a shoreline cleanup event, which is sponsored by the American Littoral Society.

This event is open to all volunteers and provides an excellent opportunity for students, scouts, 4-H’ers and adults to fulfill community service requirements and make a significant contribution to the community and environment.

Volunteers will meet Sept. 9 at Bullard Park on East Avenue in Albion at 9 a.m. After a brief introduction, they will disperse to several predetermined locations throughout the county to begin the collection.

The volunteers will return to Bullard at noon, where the trash will be weighed and the volunteers will be treated to pizza.

Contact the Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District at 585-589-5959 ext. 5 if you are interested in helping or if you have any questions. Or email Judy Bennett at Soil & Water, judy.bennett@ny.nacdnet.net.