This is another planned clean-up of the Penobscot River and its feeder streams in Brewer. Last year was our seventeenth consecutive year and was still challenging due to the pandemic. We had a slightly smaller group than normal, but we still made an effort and collected lots of trash and debris from our normal section along the railroad track passing through town. In total, the volunteers collected 1.37 TONS of trash. What a great effort.
***Special announcement*** Last summer Ken Locke the Director of Environmental Services for the city of Brewer passed away unexpectedly. He was the driving force of this annual event. It is now named The Ken Locke Annual Stream Clean-up in his honor.
Once again this will be an effort of Geocachers from Maine and beyond to do some serious CITO in the City of Brewer Maine All interested in helping can meet at the posted coordinates at 8:00 AM. Equipment will be handed out and then we will go to our designated areas to begin the clean-up at 9:00. The clean-up goes until around 12:00. From 12:00 to 1:00 PM that afternoon we will regroup at the starting point for a catered picnic lunch to show recognition for our efforts. This is a wonderful opportunity to give to a community. There have been new walking trails added along the river. Please come and show what geocachers can do to give back to the environment and the community. Coffee and donuts will be at the starting point as well.
There will be a rain date one week later on May 14th. I will make an announcement if it changes so check here often for updates or if you have posted a will attend you will see an announcement. This will also earn you the spring CITO souvenir from Groundspeak.