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Environmental Management Council (EMC)

River Cleanup 2022
  • To celebrate National Trails Day, roughly 30 volunteers, including members of the Chenango County Environmental Management Council, the Chenango Greenway Conservancy, Chenango County Soil and Water Conservation District, Friends of Rogers, and community volunteers, gathered at two locations to pull more than 1,250 pounds of litter, tires, debris and junk from the Chenango River on Saturday, June 4th.
  • A little over 1000 pounds of trash was gathered from site one, an area which included three miles of the Chenango River, three miles of the Greenway River trail, Weiler Park, and Greenway Park. At site two, held at Friends of Rogers on State Route 80 in the Town of Sherburne, eight volunteers gathered and pulled 250 pounds from the Chenango River.
  • Among the half ton of litter found at site 1 were tires, clothing items, blankets, and plastic containers. The largest items found were three shopping carts and the most unique item found was an antique road sign dating to the early to mid-1900’s. Friends of Rogers noted that the most interesting object found was a twelve-foot metal post.
  • We would like to send out a huge thank you to all the volunteers, including employees from Kerry Bio-Science who joined for the day.