|Friends on the river!|
|The waterway of exploration and adventure|
|Happiness at the river|
Another cool thing about the Charles River is that another boat is usually skimming the waters to pick up any trash/marine debris the crew finds, and the work definitely pays off as the waters we glide through are often clean and trash free. However, this does not mean that the waterway is completely trash free. Earlier this week, as we paddled alongside the lush plants growing along the river bank, we all could not help but notice the plastic bottles, bottle caps, plastic bags, etc. stuck on a lily pad or in the bushes. This is never a pretty sight, but our next idea was a great one -- we will utilize the kayaks to help us pick up this trash, and to further understand just what type of trash ends up in this particular environment, and why littering is never a good thing! This group of kids was definitely supportive of the idea, and I can't wait to see what we collect when this trash pick-up takes place!
-Ashley Wakefield, Senior Harbor Educator at Boston Children's Museum and Community Boating