It was a glorious spring day, which always helps. Over 4,000 people came out to participate in the annual river clean up sponsored by Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the complete story but I got around to a few sites before I settled in at Krueger Park, along Underwood Creek, where I mostly pulled garlic mustard and baby buckthorns. Here are some images.
Large contingents fanned out along both sides of the Milwaukee River near North Avenue.
Volunteers working among the sandbar willows next to the rushing narrows just north of Caesar's Pool.
A plastic bag flutters like a defiant banner in the upper branches of a tree while volunteers collect an enormous volume of trash below.
It took a lot of heft to remove this old, rusted tailgate from a remote part of Krueger Park in Brookfield.
Furniture was the item of the day in Underwood Parkway, near 115th St.