Larry Granzella: Quit trashing the Stanislaus
08/01/2014 12:00 AM
08/01/2014 11:12 PM
Several weeks ago on a kayaking trip from Knights Ferry to the Orange Blossom bridge, I picked up over 100 cans and bottles. I could have picked up more if I had more room. Many of the beaches along the way were littered with bags of trash and broken styrofoam ice chests. Today, I went to a beach area by Lovers Leap and picked up six bags of trash. The river is trashed and whatever the Army Corps of Engineers and the rafting companies are doing about it is woefully inadequate. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent improving the river for salmon, but too many people are only too happy to trash it.
Larry Granzella, Knights Ferry
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.