Tuesday, July 26, 2011

07/26/2011 - Upper Dog River & Moore Creek

Header image. Styrofoam is noted for breaking up into pieces that choke animals and clog their digestive systems. Many cities and counties have outlawed styrofoam. Alabama is a little behind when it comes to caring for the environment. Styrofoam contains the toxic substances Styrene and Benzene, suspected carcinogens and neurotoxins that are hazardous to humans.

1) Went out this morning paddling Dog River and found a wild Crepe Myrtle shrub growing in the water of Moore Creek.

2) A young heron.

3) MAWSS workers were removing pipe from Eslava Creek ending a four month long sewer cleaning project. Bolton Branch and Eslava Creek are not blocked by a sewer pipe anymore.

4) The MAWSS sewer pipe trapped some of the trash.

5) A tree that fell into the water recently acted as a trash trap.

6) Further upstream in Eslava Creek where water levels get higher, tree limbs act as a trash trap, but rather than collect plastic bottles and styrofoam, limbs collect plastic bags.

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