Launch Cost: Free
Destination: Dog River Park Zone for the Coastal Cleanup held from 8:00 am to Noon.
Distance: 6-1/2 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: 2 hours
Weather: Temp 70-80 degrees, Winds 0-5 mph out of the northeast. Partly Cloudy. Tide falling. Current negligible. It was a beautiful day out!
|Header Image is a photo of some of the canoes that were rented for use in the cleanup.|
|On the way to Dog River Park - the sun which shined briefly soon disappeared behind a cloud bank.|
|A huge heron hunting for marine cuisine.|
|Of course, with about 125 miles of shoreline in the Dog River watershed and limited number of volunteers, some property didn't get picked up, like Dwight Graham's shore which is littered with tires and trash.|
|Even Kenneth McElhaney Jr and Erica McElhaney's shore was untouched. Beautiful eh? This crap will be there until next year, if it even gets cleaned up then.|
|I'm documenting sources here. Rain picks up floating trash from careless businesses and away it goes down stream, and where it goes, nobody knows (except for river residents and coastal cleanup volunteers).|
|Here is O'Reilly's Auto Parts store (2862 Dauphin Island Pkwy). Open dumpster lids, loose trash on the ground, gate not closed, gap under fence.|
City of Mobile GIS web site to acquire owner information on the property that is littering our environment. Write, Call, or Visit in person with the store manager to share your disgust of their loose litter. Don't shop at businesses that do not care about the environment. Pace back in forth in front of their business with a sign that says, "'O'Reilly's trashes our environment!" or "Dollar General pollutes our waterway!" That will get their attention. Hehehe. You CAN make a difference!