|If you build it, they will come!|
Bitter cold greeted the Mad River Clean-Sweep volunteers as we began to amass at the rivers edge, and one of these moments in time commenced to being realized…pure greatness!
Trash from 36
Twenty-one individuals gathered at the Mad River’s 36 Bridge on October 17, 2015, not to fish, but to return the treasured Brown Trout fishery to as litter free as humanly possible.
|Still short by a boat load...|
The Clean-Sweep derived from a conversation on an Ohio Trophy Trout Hunter Facebook thread. It was brought to the successful fruition by coordination from many individuals, organizations, clubs, and sponsors. I would like to thank Scott Smallwood, Tom Allen, Don Boysel, TU Mad Men Chapter, Miami Valley Fly Fishers, Central Ohio Fly Fishers, Buckeye United Fly Fishers, Cabelas, Mad River Outfitters, ReelFlyRod.com, and Urbana University for all of their coordination, donations, and members’ support. Most of all, I would like to thank each individual volunteer who sacrificed their day to assist with the first, but far from last, Mad River Clean-Sweep.
Lessons were learned and the future bi-annual events, as well as other planned solutions, should prove to maintain the river in as pristine condition as possible, and do so in a streamlined process.
May you all keep your lines tight, and our waters clean…see you in the Spring for our next CleanSweep!
Please enjoy the pictures...
|Final crew off duty at 6PM|