Fanning out to clean up
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
An estimated 150 volunteers including a group from City Year and
three Boy Scout troops rallied Saturday for the 10th annual Earth Day cleanup
of Buckeye Brook. Groups worked the banks of the brook, along Warwick Pond and
sections of Mill Cove as well as Conimicut Point to
collect debris ranging from hubcaps to shopping carts. The Knights of Columbus
FISHING FOR DEBRIS: Clad in hip waders Paul Earnshaw, vice president of the Buckeye Brook Coalition, pulls
trash from the brook not far from
HE CAN BE MEAN: Peter Naumann of Ocean State Raptors warned spectators not to get too close to the big horned owl he displayed as part of an educational component to the cleanup drive. He and his wife have raised the bird since it was a chick and apparently thrown out of the nest by its parents. The Naumanns believe the parents rejected it because it is blind in one eye.
BY THE HANDFUL: Martin Gomm with Pack 1 Warwick hands off bottles and other trash he found littering the banks of the brook.
SHOPPING FOR TRASH: Volunteers pulled this shopping cart from the waters of Buckeye Brook.
SNIFFING OUT TRASH: Colin
Greenwood, right and David Ryan and his dog
A HANDFUL OF TRASH: Pam Brightman
carries debris found near the brook and
Brothers Ryan, left, and Tyler Knight team up to clean up a
section of the brook near