Keeping our waterways clean!
Hot dogs with all the fixings, beer cans, fishing lines might sound like the contents of a picnic, but instead those are just some of the trash items cleaned up this past April 28th at the annual city-sponsored waterway cleanup in River’s Edge located in Loveland, CO. It had originally been scheduled for April 21st, a day before Earth Day, but snow and cold weather made it be postponed until the following weekend. Fortunately, this year’s event had a wonderful turn out as 93 people signed up before the event, 53 registered at the event and many others didn’t even register and just began cleaning up on their own. Other cleanings also occurred at Dry Creek, Equalizer Lake and Houts Reservoir, Civic Center and the King’s Crossing Recreational Area.
Among those joining in the cleanup was OTT Hydromet’s very own John Malinowski, Technical Advisor, and his daughter Mishayla. They both removed numerous debris they found most notably a shopping cart that they found in a lake. Many locals are extremely happy with the cleanup and at how beautiful the lakes are once again starting to look. We all have a responsibility to keep our waterways uncontaminated and every little bit helps. Thank you John and Mishayla for your help in maintaining and preserving our waterways!
Volunteers removed plastics, cans, even hot dogs from waterways during annual Loveland cleanup