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8th Annual Upper Platte River Cleanup and Recon

Norm R Fred  | Published on 6/4/2015
 
June 4, 2015
8th Annual Upper Platte River Cleanup and Recon
 
 
7 of us cleaned the river and looked for docks and decks that we will take out of the river in July.
 
There was Jocelyn, Mike, Fred, John, MaryLee, Max and me. 
 
Along with the usual trash, here is what we found:
 
 107 - 2 docks - RL - Tight - Heavy Current - Deep - Drop @ State Park
44.64312, -85.97749
Road turn to Trail - 44.646086, -85.978391
Park trailer here - 44.644200, -85.978273
596
 
We can walk to this one
 


108 - 2 X 8 X 12' board - RR - Cut it up and remove
44.65549, -86.00148
604
 


109 - Square Dock next to stone - RR - Heavy Current - @ water level - Tight - May leave
44.65664, -86.00353
Turn off Goose Rd to possible trail to this piece of debris - 44.659712, -85.998927
606
 


110 - Big Dock on Shore - RL - Across from Keglovitz - In Honor - EASY!
44.66039, -86.02165
609
 


111 - Big Dock on top of a logjam - Easy
44.66135, -86.02304
613
 


112 - 8' dock under logjam - RL - Very VERY Tight
44.66402, -86.02670
616
 


113- Treated 2 X 8 X 19' - RL - In the bushes
44.66468, -86.02754
619
 


114 - Loose Lumber at house stuck to post - RR
44.66605, -86.03084
No Photo

115 - Small Broken Dock - RR - Easy
44.66610, -86.03104
No Photo

116 - Lumber - RL - No Photo
44.66691, -86.03246
No Photo

117 - Blue Dock under logjam - RR - Very VERY Tight - Deep water
44.66735, -86.03339
621
 


118 - Monster Deck Across from Riverside Acres - Dog - Will need winch
44.66712, -86.03407
626
 

 
As seen from the other side of the river.
 
 
  
The little tree that is leaning to the right is the one we'll use to anchor our winch.
 

118A - Bench, Large lumber and plastic chairs - just past US31 Bridge - RL
No GPS
No Photo

119 - Plastic pieces - Big - RR - Wall and Door Easy
44.67083, -86.03743
630
 


119A - Big metal Real Estate Sign on RR bank up high.
No GPS
635
 


120 - Meade's House
44.67133, -8603936
 
When we got to our takeout, the trash that seemed so sparse was so heavy that we could not lift it and we had to put it in two bags to get it into John's truck.
 
 
 We placed it in the empty DNR dumpster at Veteran's Park.
 
 
Thanks to those who spent their day helping us make the Upper Platte a nicer place to paddle.  We'll hit this again on July 13 to get the debris out of the river for good.
 
 Norm Fred