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Climbers Gone Clean - Schuylkill Scrub - 05/22/2011

posted May 22, 2011, 2:54 PM by Gordon Araujo   [ updated Jun 8, 2011, 10:45 AM ]

Crew 5.14 participated in its first Schuylkill Scrub by removing an unauthorized campsite from the Hay Creek Watershed.  As a part of this effort, the Crew removed a campfire circle and trash from the site.  Take a look at our pictures below for an idea of the level of work our members performed.  We removed 10 bags of trash from the site, mostly beer cans and bottles.  We also removed a discarded bicycle and chair.  At the fire pit, the sterilized soils and rocks were disbursed into the surrounding vegetation.  Organic materials were then added to the pit to restore the environment to natural conditions.  As shown in the pictures, this cleanup effort involved the use of rock climbing equipment to remove trash from the embankment adjacent to the the camp site.  This was a great experience for the 6 members that participated in our first Climbers Gone Clean.

2011-05-22 Schuylkill Scrub