Friday, November 2, 2012

BTV Bike Path to City Beach-A good Clean Feeling.

                                   Photos along Burlington Bike Path to City Beach Oct. 20
                                   Lake Champlain- Burlington, VT. City Beach Clean Up






                         
                                       



Burlington's Waterfront Bike Path is a 7.5 mile recreational route that runs from the southern end of Burlington at Oakledge Park to the northern end at the Winooski River, where it connects via the bike path bridge to the Colchester Bike Path. The Bike Path follows the Lake Champlain shoreline, offering wonderful views of the lake and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. http://www.enjoyburlington.com/Parks/BikePath1.cfm











































 





















































































 
















































                                               From what we want the beach to look like
                                                     when we are done Litter Picking
                                                 to what it looked like when we arrived.
                          















Beauty and the beasts 

































                                              Reason for taking my shoes off.












                                 
                                                     Chain saw blade ....on the beach?






Backpack and Bike helmet are mine- not part of trash haul.
I rafted the sheet of plywood on the Lake to get it to the drop off area-
easier than dragging it on land all the way.


















                                  


    R E M Y  C A L L  H O M E







                                   MICRO PLASTICS.... Thousands of tiny pieces of plastic


 “Initial findings suggest that microplastics, like DDT and other ‘persistent pollutants,’ do not completely break down in the environment,” Baker says. “What is more, plastic particles in the ocean appear to have the capacity to absorb and desorb organic chemicals.”

Various studies have suggested that plastic specks in the water and sediment appear to absorb highly toxic and pervasive pollutants, such as PCBs and DDT. If the oceans’ smallest organisms are dining on plastics dosed up with toxins, then highly concentrated chemicals could possibly accumulate up the food chain. http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/features/research/microplastic-macroproblem
Written by Filiz Satir. Originally published in the Winter 2009 issue of Terrain.







                     14 volunteers picked up 270 pieces of trash and debris that weighed in at 417 lbs.
















 









Litter Picking is a fun, addictive, challenging, family oriented, soul refreshing, community based year round activity.







                                                                               We left the leaf litter on the beach.









Rozalia Project Vermont web site: http://www.rozaliaproject.org/join_us/for_a_clean_vermont.html
Video-The Rozalia Project for a clean VT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG0_pCFpzyk

As of Nov 1, Rozalia Project Vermont cleaned 465K pieces of debris, 83 tons, of marine debris from Vermont's shores!  297 miles covered by 2066 participants. 




VT LEG #287376 v.1
State of Vermont
House of Representatives
Montpelier, Vermont
Concurrent House Resolution
H.C.R. 35
House concurrent resolution commending watershed organizations for their role in river and lake cleanup
activities in Vermont
Offered by: Representatives Townsend of South Burlington and Deen of Westminster
Whereas, clean water is essential to Vermonters’ personal health and the health of our economy and
environment, and
Whereas, water-based recreation is a vital aspect of our State’s identity as a major recreational activity
among Vermonters and visitors to our state, and
Whereas, polluted waters are not accessible waters, do not support aquatic life, and imperil public health, and
Whereas, it is important to improve continuously the quality of Vermont’s waters, and
Whereas, a number of watershed organizations working in Vermont are engaged in efforts to rid Vermont’s
waters of natural and human-originated debris, and
Whereas, in 2012, one watershed organization, the Rozalia Project, directed a project involving 1,430
participants who picked up 503,317 pieces of marine debris, equaling 88.5 tons from 310 miles of Vermont’s
shoreline, and
Whereas, the Connecticut River Watershed Council mobilized over 1,000 persons and removed over 99 tons
of trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries, and
Whereas, these are just examples of the outstanding cleanup work that watershed groups are performing, and
Whereas, these groups deserve legislative recognition for their dedication to this worthy endeavor, now
therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly commends watershed organizations for their role in river and lake cleanup
activities in Vermont, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Rozalia Project in
Granville and to the Connecticut River Watershed Council Inc. in Greenfield, Massachusetts on behalf of its
cooperating Vermont organizations, including 350.org, Black River Action Team, Braintree Conservation
Commission, Farm & Wilderness, Grafton Nature Museum, Greater Upper Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited,
Putney Rowing Club, Randolph Rotary Club, Randolph Technical Career Center, Rockingham Vermont
Conservation Commission, Roundy’s Rascals, Sharon Academy, Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance,
TransCanada, Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Law School, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, and
Volunteers for Peace.

The version sent to the recipients is quite beautiful... heavy ivory paper, State Seal in color, gold seal at bottom with State Seal impressed on it.... To get an idea as to what it really looks like, go to the Legislative web site and click on "Read a specific House or Senate Resolution" and enter HCR 35 or view here http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/resolutn/HCR035.pdf



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