Tuesday, May 5, 2009

French Broad River Clean-Up

Thanks to everyone who participated in NOC's first-ever Watershed Week! Our staff cleaned up highways, rivers and trails, trying to make sure the beautiful places where we recreate stay beautiful.

Honestly, I'm a little anxious about posting this video of the French Broad clean-up because I don't want people to think the "FB" was gross beforehand. I figure you can watch the French Broad rafting video from Tuesday (posted on the rafting blog on Thursday April 30th) and see for yourself how beautiful the river was before the cleanup.

Most of this trash was back in the woods and concentrated in one or two spots that were obviously dumping grounds. Hopefully our cleanup will help discourage this practice along with the efforts of organizations like RiverLink (the French Broad's local Watershed Alliance member organization). Thanks to RiverLink and American Whitewater for helping to keep one of Western North Carolina's most popular whitewater rivers clean.

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