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Clueless and Tubeless

If you tube down the river your ‘tude should be to leave no trace.

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The plan was to get up early this morning beat the heat and enjoy a nice walk along the access road between Nickel Bridge and Reedy Creek. I mostly beat the heat, although was still a sweaty mess, it was less enjoyable due to the inconsideration of others.

The picture above was especially infuriating because as you can see below there is a spot for folks to place their tube when they’re done. It took me all of 10 minutes to prevent these tubes from going down the river.

I also found two tubes that you can see below at Nickel Bridge that I dragged back to the closest trash.

That’s a bonus flipper I found. I likely, hopefully preaching to the choir here but don’t leave your tubes just lying about.

Also, I know I wasn’t the first person to spot these. If you see garbage like this and of course all the other litter you’ll see, take the time to drag it to the nearest trash or take it home. There are only 5 full-time employees to take care of the James River and everything we can do to help has a major impact.

I shall no step down from my soapbox and into the shower.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.