River cleaners land a big load
WALTERVILLE: Volunteers spread out from the Linn County line to Armitage Park last Saturday to root out debris during the annual McKenzie River Cleanup. Among them were John Winningham, left, and Jared Weybright shown bagging up a truckload of trash taken from an abandoned homeless camp found on a streambank. Besides the usual discarded fishing line, aluminum cans or bottles, people returned to the end-of-the-day BBQ at Hendricks
Wayside Park with an odd collection of PVC pipes, fence posts and even the front end of an automobile that had been completely sawn off just behind its bumper. In all, over two dumpster loads of debris was collected - a considerable amount that equaled the piles of past years, despite a lower than average showing of cleanup workers.