Fleming College students clean-up Scugog River
Environmental friendliness may not come naturally to some, but at Fleming College every student and member of the staff is passionate about the environment.
On Nov. 6, Fleming students from the Delta Waterfowl Club spent the afternoon cleaning up the shorelines of the Scugog from Nayoro Park in Lindsay to the downtown locks.
Using waders and gloves students got to work cleaning up discarded food wrappers, water bottles, coffee cups, plastic bags, and lost fishing gear.
The river cleanup was very productive with the boat full in about two hours.
The most notable item was a Lazy Boy Recliner while the item in most abundance was discarded Styrofoam worm boxes. Keeping river banks clean is crucial to improving the water quality of rivers and lakes while also improving animal habitat and shelter.