Rosewood Creek Cleanup – November 2, 2013


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Fritzi Olsen organized 10 volunteers to help clean up Rosewood Creek.  This stream is near Spring Hill Pond behind the Kelly Power Station in South East Gainesville.   The unusually nasty assortment of trash included not only the usual bottles, cans, tires, and plastic bags, but even a toilet.   While the creek is a mucky mess, it is an important tributary to Sweet-water Branch which flows into Paynes Prairie.  While the clean-up efforts have managed to keep the Suwannee and other major waterways quite clean, this river could have even used a second day of cleanup.  All-in-all we gathered 687 pounds of trash.

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Post by Dave Wilson

Photos by Jill Lingard