This is a sample of things found in and around the Wakulla River. Thank you volunteers and sponsors for a great event! We found a couple of ladders, a car grill, a crab trap, a stool, a lot of large pieces of styrofoam, and as always there were several cans and bottles. American Rivers
We had 21 volunteers and retrieved @ 750 lbs. of trash from the Wakulla River. Thanks to Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for their participation and making sure our crew was safe! And a huge thanks to all who came out to help!
The owl was found in the road on the way back and rescued by some of our volunteers and taken to Florida Wild Mammal Association. They report that they believe he is blind from impact but his vision should return. It is beautiful!
On Saturday’s Household Hazardous Waste Day we collected from 321 vehicles. We took in things from pain & pesticides to computers & batteries. We even had a tanning bed come in. We had a record amount of paint come in and saw a lot of Roundup being turned in as well. WCSO was on hand to collect prescriptions, sharps and ammunition. This was the first time that we combined forces to offer the disposal of those items and it was well received by residents and it was well utilized. This event is held with the assistance of a grant through Jefferson County. We had Jefferson County employees, Wakulla County Public Works employees, WCSO work crew and KWCB with their volunteers to assist the residents in disposing of their hazardous waste.
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office will have deputies on site to help with disposal of ammunition, prescriptions, and sharps.