A Huge Thanks to the Pittsboro Navigators!
Thanks to the Pittsboro Navigators Troop 133, who spent a recent beautiful Saturday cleaning up trash at Town Lake Park! They scoured the park and really made a huge difference. They even got a lesson in ecology and conservation by area naturalist Jennifer Platt DrPH, owner of TickWarriors. Their work was done in conjunction with the Haw River Assembly's annual Clean-Up-a-Thon which boasts:
- 16 teams
- 249 volunteers
- 336 bags of trash
- 35 tires collected from the Haw River and its feeder streams.
Town Lake Park, of course, is the empoundment of Robeson Creek, which empties into the Haw River before continuing to Jordan Lake. The work of the Navigators may have impacts well beyond the park, since according to Clean Jordan Lake, 80% of the trash in Jordan Lake comes from the tributaries flowing into it.
It's always encouraging to see our community demonstrate in action how much they value their parks and natural areas. Yay volunteers!