Save a Stream

Country singer John Stone and his crew took on a stream clean-up project at Mill Hole on the Little River in Alabama.
Getting kids involved in Save-A-Stream clean-up projects engenders a love for the wild and a commitment to keeping our waterways clean.
Mill Hole is a local swimming hole. Using masks and snorkels, local kids helped clean out cans and refuse.
John Stone and his crew at streamside. Gloves, refuse bags and instructions on how to clean up streams were all provided by Outdoor Life.
At Conewango Creek, in Pennsylvania, a huge group turned out for Save-a-Stream.
Canoes and kayaks were used to access hard-to-reach areas.
Lots of helping hands make Save-A-Stream projects easy.
Here's a typical canoe at Conewango, filling up with junk.
Tires and cans were among the many items taken out of the river.
A full truckload of junk, rounded up at Conewango in just a few short hours.
On Crooked Creek, near Lake Sebago in Maine, Brook Hidell, who runs Hidell's Guide Service, worked with former OL Fishing Editor Jerry Gibbs and friends to clear out blow-downs that were clogging up the stream.
Wading in to chainsaw out blow-downs and old log jams was just part of the fun.
Deadfalls were dragged up from a local bridge, where they had created a garbage-attracting logjam.
Hidell, right, and Dave Garcia of the Sebago Lake Anglers Association and a group of friends determined where the logjams needed to be freed up. A few days after the cleanup, one angler caught six salmon.
Country singer Trent Willmon helped lead more than 60 volunteers from local 4-H clubs to clean up Barons Creek, near Fredericksburg, Texas.
Local children pitched in, too.
It's never too early to start teaching children how important it is to preserve our waterways and habitat.
The best thing about this project was that all of the local children adopted this as an ongoing clean-up project.