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Dan Thiem

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Last night when I walked back to my truck I found enough garbage including glass to fill a 5 gallon bucket. Hauled it home and disposed of it. That was just a 100 yard stretch of trail. I found all that.

I was wondering, if I was to collect more than that (which would be very easy) what can be done with it all?

All along the river there is tires, styrofoam, cans, just about everything you can imagine. Now is the time to snatch it up being the grasses aren't too tall yet and the neddles are not a problem yet.

My question is how does somebody go about getting the stuff hauled away. Picking it up and making some piles is no problem.

Anybody know if the garbage collecters would be willing to help out?

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You should see the shores of Lake Zumbro. You could probably fill a barge up with all the shoreline garbage I saw yesterday. I could probably do a giant trash bag everyday this year and not even make a dent in it.

Andy

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Dan,

Will start off to state that this was 10 years ago. Not sure if the same will apply.

Was involved with a cleanup sponsored by our campus Science & Environmental club at a local NE Ia river. We hauled tires, cans, etc. to a specific location and the County came and picked it up. We had quite a pile of refuse (washed down by one nasty flood). If memory serves me, we had contacted the local DNR, who then made approprate contacts.

This is more recent. Have a very good friend who sponsors clean-ups (and other water quality projects) in a central IA watershed. They call themselves the local river "Navy". I will contact him to see how they get rid of what they pick-up and post at a later time.

Hope this helps

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Thanks Stillhunter! grin.gif

The River Road has an Adopt a Highway program on it but I think it's been a while since anyone has made any effort towards picking the stuff up.

Thanks again!

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We just got done this week doing a 2 mile stretch of road.It's bad. Did same road last year. frown.gif

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again from my college days, our club sponsored a stretch of road w/ the Adopt-a-Highway program. We were to "police" that section 2x/year.

a follow-up to my 1st re. My friend's group works with the local County conservation and the Resourse Recovery plant. They donate costs for pick-up of all the trash they pull out of the river.

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I worked for the Minnesota Conservation Corps one summer and we did a river clean up along the Zumbro, Cannon, Straight, and Root rivers. I was disgusted at some of the items that we found (tires, shopping carts, car seats, washer and dryer). After that experience, I vowed never to litter again.

I would suggest contacting the DNR to see if they could help.

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Welcome to FishingMinnesota.com Kasey! Always good to have a new perspective here.

Sad but real, the Zumbro has collected a nother load and is in dire need of help once more. Little by little things get the attention they need, but often it is too little too late.

Again....welcome aboard!

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Good question Dan....Out here we have community efforts to clean up the trash, and if we go to city hall we can get blaze orange trash bags and when filled can be placed on any curbside (even highways) and waste management will pick up those orange bags.......Dont know if something like that would be possible around there, but it really is making a difference around here....Great idea I thought...Weebs

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Welcome aboard, Colorado Weebs! It always impresses me when a thread of this nature goes up and one can see that trash is a country-wide issue.

We have several options available for clean up and removal at hand, but sometimes it just gets overwhelming.

Again...welcome to FishingMinnesota.com!

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Weebs,

Hey buddy. Thanks for hooking up with our site.

Let me introduce this man to everyone.

Brian has a vast knowledge of all types of freshwater fishing. I have known him for many, many years and used to fish with this guy almost every weekend.

Now living in Breck, he still comes back to the land of 10,000 lakes to rekindle his angling roots.

I'm looking forward to his input on this forum and on the Colorado forum.

Welcome on board, "Coloradro Weebs". See you up on the Crow Wing Chain in two weeks. Take care Dude!

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Colorado Weebs,

Welcome to the site (small world). Good to see your still as conservation minded as ever. I usually partake in an annual clean up on Dan's beloved stretch of the Zum each fall. Maybe this fall you can make it back for a float down the river for a ~ fish / clean up trip.

Your old pal from the 6c22.

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HEY GUYS THANKS FOR THE WELCOME,IT SEEMS TO BE A VERY INFORMATIVE SITE.LOOKING FORWARD TO FISHING MY OLD HOTSPOTS IN ABOUT A WEEK AND WILL BE HAPPY TO DO MY PART IN MAKING MINNESOTAS LAKES AND RIVER LOOK THE WAY THEY SHOULD...COLORADO WEEBS

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