10,000 Pounds of Trash Removed From Homeless Camp Near Michigan River
Over the weekend, volunteers in Northern Michigan worked hard removing over 10,000 pounds of garbage from a homeless camp. The illegal camp was in the woods near Boardman River in Grand Traverse County.
According to MLive, Volunteers transported 79 bags of trash, more than a few mattresses, a few tires, boxes of glass and lots of other loose stuff in canoes, which were then transported 1,000 feet from the site to the YMCA for disposal.
Not only did they remove the trash from the site but they did it via canoes. Can you imagine trying to haul all that trash by canoe?
Grand Traverse Sherriff's Office:
The Traverse Area Paddle Club provided the paddlers with a few civilians tossed in just for fun. They transported 79 bags of trash, more than a few mattresses, a few tires, boxes of glass and lots of other loose stuff in canoes 1000 feet from the site to the YMCA for disposal. Then they paddled back up to get more. Most of them paddled at least 7 trips but some did 9 or 10. That's 20000 feet or 4 miles, half of that upstream.
Among the many volunteers that came out were some homeless people as well. In the Facebook post, it said that they worked hard and refused payment. Although they were paid anyway. I'm not sure they were some of the homeless that were living in the camp but if so, it seems kind of strange to pay them to clean up the mess they made in the first place. Regardless, it's awesome to see the area is now cleaned up.