The CRIT Environmental Protection Office Director visited the Chamber of Commerce after lunchtime today, telling Chamber staff that trash, barrels and inner tubes are clogging Headgate Dam. They are requiring that the items be cleaned up immediately or the Chamber could be ticketed and fined up to $5,000.
Tourism Director Mary Hamilton sent out an email shortly after 2 o’clock to pledge partners and board members, saying:
“We need help. Volunteers with boats. The trash needs to be pulled from the water and placed on the beach. They (EPO) will haul it away. We’ve got Rich Tozer and Rich Ferber already on their way. Debbie will be at the BlueWater beach with trash bags within 30 minutes.”
CRIT EPO reportedly added that they can help with trash pickup at next year’s Float.
The annual event is becoming larger each year, and remains the Chamber’s largest fundraiser.