Leader Ben Simasek had an ample crew for this cleanup, which was the day after Earth Day. Photo by Claudia Simasek.
1. Laura Turbe leads the charge...again.
1. Cleanup leader Frank Sprtel addresses the troops. The target area is the west side of Colesville Rd. & the trib that has carved a deep gully there.
James bring down a heavy load from the high trail.
Kem Morawski, John Melle, and Sudeep Bhatia show the initial collection. Then it grew.... Burnt Mills, 4/10/21.
Dismayed by Ed Murtagh's video of largely street runoff litter, NNWB members Kem Morawski, Anne Ambler, and Scott Zillmer joined Ed in de-littering both sides of the NWB downstream of Colesville Rd. The action greatly improved, at least temporarily, this otherwise beautiful area. The cleanup was a spur-of-the-moment affair, not an official MoCo Parks cleanup, so we used our own equipment. Photo by Ed Murtagh, 1/6/21.
One of several dams created in the NWB by fallen trees catching woody debris, leaves, mud, and trash. We assumed that hidden in that debris would be lots of litter. Plucking it out and poking holes for the water to go through were our goals. Photo by A. Ambler, 11/14/20.
AWS-NNWB workers under the Metro bridge span after the morning's work. Photo by Jonathan Stephanoff. 10/31/20.
Jennifer came down from Burtonsville to help out!
Kemp Mill Rd. site: NNWB teamed up with One Montgomery Green. 14 workers collected 12 bags of trash, 5 of recyclables.
Most of the group, all smiles, bags in hand, ready to set out. Photo by leader Frank Sprtel..
Pterosaurs evidently went extinct rather recently and can still be found when we do cleanups.
Board member Suzanne Donohue and Carolyn Hush pull trash from the NWB.
Navigating the boulders, handing up the litter.