Beach Cleanups Inspire Other Groups To Do Their Part


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Delaware Snakehead fishing crew cleaning up … Mike Schwander, Timothy Bingnear, Mike Zinn, Mike Anderson, Thomas Cox, Wayne Brandl
Christi Howell(not in this photo)

We have been hosting beach clean ups every Tuesday at eight in the morning for a month now and it has been very successful with turnouts and trash collected.  We have averaged about five hundred pounds of trash and debris.  One volunteer even found a casino chip from Las Vegas, we still are unsure of the value of the chip it is just a cool find.   A group up north led by Mike Schwander of the Delaware Snakehead Fishing Facebook page has taken it upon themselves to get organized and start cleaning their favorite fishing areas.  “ I Saw you doing the clean-ups down there and haven’t seen any of the local fishing clubs up here doing anything.  My last fishing visit to Beck’s I fished from the banks and really got to see how trashed that place becomes.  I felt that something had to be done.  Our cleanups are the second Sunday of each month and locations are announced on our Facebook page.”


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DSF’s beach clean up crew last week at Keybox to Faithful Steward
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They are also going to start working on a few state parks up north as well.  If you volunteer to help in a state park the hours collected by the parks helps them with grant monies.  This is very helpful for the state parks on two levels, they get a good cleaning and some hours to help them support the parks financially.  If you can come out and help, just check the facebook pages for the Delaware snakehead fishing group page and Delaware surf fishing for the announced times and locations.  DSF does a park each week,on Tuesday at eight in the morning.     Once the season is over we will move the beach cleanups to the weekends so more people can help,Tuesdays seem to be the least crowded days at the beach.

Fish On!

Rich King

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