James River Association River Rat volunteer John Mays sent this report about a river cleanup on the Upper James.
Another 140 tires and a dump truck full of debris were collected from the Upper James River Water Trail this last week. This was the 5th year the river clean up event has been conducted in Botetourt County. The river cleanup efforts were coordinated by Twin River Outfitters out of Buchanan, VA with the logistical help of the Botetourt County Parks and Recreation & Solid Waste departments who help with properly disposing of the collected river trash. This year the group collected 143 tires, several chairs, two tables, air conditioner, clothing items, and a basket ball with lots of holes in it. The debris collected filled up a 30 yard dumpster and 1 small dump truck.