Saturday September 25th marked National Public Lands Day. Team West spent the day in eastern Washington and took part in the 8th annual Spokane River Clean Up. Last year 8 tons of trash were hauled out of the river and surrounding areas. We have yet to receive the total amount of trash and recyclables removed this year, but we are feeling that the 400 locals that came to participate removed at least that much this year as they did last year! The pictures below show our efforts, with the help of Annie, to remove a tire that had likely been left in the woods years earlier.
When we finally unearthed the tire, metal rim still intact, we had to roll it up to the road, where the crews could come by and dispose of it properly. Whew, this was an exciting event to take part in! We were invited to participate by Washington State Advocate John Wilmot. A special thanks to John for inviting the Traveling Trainers to keep the Spokane River clean.
Happy Adventuring...Kate and Tracy