Group helps clean up Battle Island area

Paddlers head out to clean up
Paddlers head out to clean up

On Saturday, May 4, 11 local paddlers participated in Canal Clean Sweep for the historic Battle Island area of the Oswego River.

cleaning up old campsite
Cleaning up old campsite

Very little littler was found along the shoreline.

Stopping to view and explore Battle Island, an abandoned and deteriorated campsite was discovered.

The group took apart, bagged and paddled out the deteriorated materials, leaving no trace for the pristine wooded area.

High water levels and weather prevented the group from participating the week before.

bagging up the trash
Bagging up the trash
A job well done
A job well done
heading back to shore
Heading back to shore