River cleanup accomplished

Members of the St. Joseph County Conservation District said perfect weather and sufficient water depth Saturday combined for a successful cleanup of the Rocky River.

Twelve volunteers participated in the daylong effort, which started at Null Road and concluded just past U.S. 131.

An estimated 250 pounds of debris was collected from the river, including a bale of wire fencing, a tire, a barrel and other miscellaneous pieces of debris.

Lunch was provided by Brewster’s, a donation of gloves was offered by ABS Gloves & Abrasives and Waste Management also donated to the cause.

The agency’s next river cleanup is scheduled for Aug. 11 on the Nottawa Creek, from Shorts Road bridge to Fulton Road bridge in Leonidas Township.

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