A Cleaner Earth Day on Battenkill
The Battenkill Conservancy and Trout Unlimited joined forces recently to clean up a stretch of Route 313 that runs along the Battenkill River. The clean up was followed by offering fly fishing tips to interested participants. Over 20 volunteers came out to collect over 100 pounds of roadside trash including bottles, hubcaps and plastic fast food containers that eventually break down into small particles, end up in the water supply and have deadly effects on a variety of wildlife and fish populations. The morning proved perfect for walking a scenic stretch of the roadway and practicing fly fishing casts. Volunteers conduct the cleanups four times per year and have just added the fly fishing tips to the event this year. The next clean up is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, at the same location; the state line Route 313 rest area.