November 1 was the first of the two river cleanup events that the Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will participate in this fall. Held in the Town of Suwannee, it was very productive.
Despite howling wind and biting cold, 18 hardy volunteers came out to help Richard Herman and Debbie Meeks cleanup the tail end of the Suwannee river by boat, including the Refuge. They collected 130 lbs and were rewarded with an outstanding smoked chicken lunch provided by Jerry Everett of the Waterfront Market.
This cleanup was part of Current Problems Great Suwannee River Cleanup. As part of the same effort, the Friends are cleaning up on December 6 from Fowlers Bluff.
Please come out and join us, it's a lot of fun.