Save a Stream

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Country singer John Stone and his crew took on a stream clean-up project at Mill Hole on the Little River in Alabama.
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Getting kids involved in Save-A-Stream clean-up projects engenders a love for the wild and a commitment to keeping our waterways clean.
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Mill Hole is a local swimming hole. Using masks and snorkels, local kids helped clean out cans and refuse.
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John Stone and his crew at streamside. Gloves, refuse bags and instructions on how to clean up streams were all provided by Outdoor Life.
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At Conewango Creek, in Pennsylvania, a huge group turned out for Save-a-Stream.
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Canoes and kayaks were used to access hard-to-reach areas.
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Lots of helping hands make Save-A-Stream projects easy.
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Here’s a typical canoe at Conewango, filling up with junk.
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Tires and cans were among the many items taken out of the river.
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A full truckload of junk, rounded up at Conewango in just a few short hours.
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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.
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Wading in to chainsaw out blow-downs and old log jams was just part of the fun.
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Deadfalls were dragged up from a local bridge, where they had created a garbage-attracting logjam.
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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.
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Country singer Trent Willmon helped lead more than 60 volunteers from local 4-H clubs to clean up Barons Creek, near Fredericksburg, Texas.
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Local children pitched in, too.
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It’s never too early to start teaching children how important it is to preserve our waterways and habitat.
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The best thing about this project was that all of the local children adopted this as an ongoing clean-up project.