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Rapidan River StreamSweeper Service provides Jobs to Young Adults and Sales to Local Businesses

IMG_2692The 2013 Inaugural Team of Rapidan StreamSweepers has successfully completed 17 miles of river diagnostic and cleaning of river bed and banks. Information generated is entire private and will be provided to riverside landowner customers and Friends of Rapidan StreamSweepers. Dozens of truck, tractor, and automobile tires, countless bottles and cans, a urinal, plastic in the form of rafts, landscape cloth and pots, car parts, oil drums, and much more was collected. Four young adults were trained in entrepreneurship, stream morphology and environmental science, forestry, aquatic ecology, first aid, boating, geology of the piedmont, and team building.

A celebration and presentation of findings for participating landowners and Friends will be held in Orange later this year.

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