Not everyone was enjoying themselves quaffing local beers and floating on themed rafts on the water this weekend at the Anything That Floats event on the French Broad River. Two groups of dedicated volunteers waded through muck and hauled out years of accumulated trash from Town Branch Creek (locally known as Nasty Branch) in the River Arts District.
Just some of the stuff removed from Town Branch.
On Friday, nine volunteers from Davidson College Back Odyssey Program hauled 32 bags of trash, eight bags of recycling, one bicycle, two skate boards, and one truck-load of rusty metal for the creek.
But the work was not done.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, eleven volunteers from Group 7 of N.C. Outward Bound removed 13 bags of trash, eight bags of recycling, four car tires and three old sewer pipes.